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Amid heat wave, man makes business out of stealing, reselling air conditioners

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – For many, air conditioning is crucial for surviving the heat wave. But thieves who stole units at five homes in one St. Louis neighborhood are making weathering this heat a difficult task.

Demetrius Jones, 29, is facing six felony charges because police say he tried to make a business out of stealing air conditioners. Five of those charges carry a penalty of up to seven years in prison.

According to officials, Jones paid two people $100 in cash to steal air conditioners for him last Monday. They were reportedly putting the units in a U-Haul that Jones rented. These were units Jones planned to resell.

Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says a citizen tipped police to help solve the case.

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