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Thief Removes AC Unit to Loot E. Harlem Home of $16K in Goods, NYPD Says

By Dartunorro Clark | May 5, 2017 2:27pm | Updated on May 8, 2017 9:55am
 Police believe the burglar entered through a window after removing the air conditioner. 
Police believe the burglar entered through a window after removing the air conditioner. 
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EAST HARLEM— A thief removed an apartment’s AC unit and looted more than $16,000 in property from the home, police said.

The 39-year-old victim told police he arrived home on April 25 around 2 a.m. to find his apartment near East 138th Street and Fifth Avenue ransacked and several valuables missing.

He noticed that the air-conditioning unit in his window had been pushed out of his window, which is how police believe the thief entered, the NYPD said.

The items swiped included a Fossil wristwatch, two iPhone 6s, a Samsung laptop and an Extron Fiber Optic Test Set, which is used to test fiber-optic cabling and can sell for more than $4,000, according to online listings. 

There had been no arrests as of Friday.