Police in Wayne County track suspected AC units thief, catch him in act

AC units reported stolen in Northville, Livonia, Canton, Novi

NOVI, Mich. – Someone stealing air condition units was on a roll in the Wayne County suburbs. That is until he was caught red-handed Friday morning. 

He had been cutting away large air conditioning units from homes in Northville Township, Canton Township, Livonia and Novi. Homeowners have been waking up to find the units sliced right off the pads.

Police in Northville Township were proactively patrolling a subdivision where an air conditioning unit was stolen. Officers saw a suspicious pickup truck about 3 a.m. 

The Western Wayne County Response team comprised of police from Northville Township, Plymouth, Canton Township and the Michigan State Police kept surveillance on the pickup truck. Sure enough, he was caught Friday morning stealing another air conditioning unit in Novi. 

The man is being held by police and is expected to be in court on Saturday. 

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