Thieves target Robbins non-profit's AC units

July 16, 2012 (ROBBINS, Ill.)

Over the weekend, thieves targeted a non-profit agency that assists low-income people with heating and cooling.

Copper coils were stolen from the third story roof-top air conditioners at CEDA in Robbins. It runs a low-income home energy assistance cooling program for Robbins and surrounding communities.

Officials estimate it will cost $50,000 to replace the air conditioning units.

"It's very unfortunate because the weather is extremely hot, we enjoy people coming in, and this safe place for family to be cared for and people to come in for services," said

CEDA plans to remain open.

Last week, thieves hit the public library in Robbins as well as a school and a church in Blue Island.

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