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Copper coils robbed from air conditioners at 3 places in Reidsville

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REIDSVILLE, N.C. -- Elvis Moyer can't believe the air conditioning units once stored at his business, worth at least $10,000, are now gutted.

The copper and aluminum parts inside have probably been sold for scraps, he said.

"They probably made about $200," Moyer said.

He owns Flea Palace in Reidsville.

His business is one of three places along U.S. Business 29 recently hit by thieves stealing copper coils from air conditioner units.

Down the street, Church of Christ and a home were robbed for the same thing within the last two weeks.

And it's not the first time.

Two years ago, thieves broke inside Moyer's store.

"They came to the business and took all my copper pipes out," he said. "That was a big loss."

Police haven't made any arrests in the case and haven't said whether all three incidents are related.

Despite his loss, Moyer isn't angry.

"I feel sorry for them, that they have to go to that level and do that," he said. “It's really pitiful."

He's confident law enforcement will catch whoever is behind the thefts.

"Sooner or later, you're going to get caught," Moyer said. "I can smile instead of crying. It's all good."

The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information to Crime Stoppers at 336-349-9683.

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