The Salisbury Police incident report said the thief is believed to have scaled the fence at the Piedmont Correctional Institution at some point prior to 8:15 a.m. Monday and "dismantled an A/C unit and stole the copper out of it," the Salisbury Post reported Wednesday.
Police said the air conditioning unit was valued at $3,000.
Police Capt. Shelia Lingle said officers are investigating.
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