Church Copper Theft Causes Thousands of Dollars Worth of Damage

Maureen Wurtz

OMAHA (KPTM) - Thieves stole two large air conditioning units from Westwood Church near 132nd Street and Center Street costing the church thousands of dollars in repairs.

"The worst part is you'd think that there are some targets like churches that would be off limits, and be taboo. There's just some things I won't go into you know? Apparently that's not the case," said Deacon Tucker Wheeler.

Wheeler said they are already making sure to keep an eye out on the property now.

Westwood Church will have to replace the air conditioners within the month.

If you know anything about these thefts call Crime Stoppers at 444-STOP.