MADISON COUNTY, Il (KMOV) – Authorities have arrested a man they believe is responsible for stealing several air conditioning units in the Godfrey area.
Deputies said they found evidence that directly links the suspect with several air conditioning thefts being investigated by authorities.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday said more than 20 air conditioning units have been stolen just this calendar year, most in the Godfrey area.
Police say it’s mainly unoccupied homes being targeted along with businesses that are clearly not open after hours.
The Sheriff’s Office also says based on interviews, they’re searching for a few vehicles they believe could be involved.
Deputies said more information on the suspect would be released Friday after the case is presented to the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.