Northeast and east Bottoms industrial businesses are teaming up to catch the thieves stealing more than a dozen air conditioners from around the area.
They are putting up additional money for anyone who comes forward with tips that could lead to an arrest.
From the Northeast Industrial Association:
Between March 24th and April 28th there were 14 incidents of A/C theft and destruction in The Northeast Area that were reported to the Police Department. It is estimated that the damage to property as a result of these thefts is approaching $100,000. To our knowledge there have not been any incidents since April 28th.
The Northeast Industrial Association in conjunction with several businesses in the area and in partnership with the Kansas Crime City Commission's TIPS Hotline have posted a reward of $1,250 in addition to the TIPS Hotline reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for these thefts.