LAPD officers continue to investigate the recent theft of a large air conditioning from a medical facility.
The theft was first reported around 12 noon from the Children's Retina Institute, 7447 North Figueroa Street, said Lieutenant Mike Menza. The machine was described as an outdoor air conditioning unit.
Officers are still conducting an investigation, not many details are known, specifically, how the unit was removed and if there is a description of possible suspects.
"What they do is they go to a business, a lot of the times they go to a business when nobody's there, or maybe in the evening, but right in broad daylight they'll go in and they'll steal the whole air conditioning unit," Menza said.
Menza could not specify why thieves would target air conditioners, only saying possibly for the metals contained within.
Authorities urge anyone with knowledge of the incident to call the Northeast Community Police Station at (323) 344-5701.
CORRECTION, May 13: Lieutenant Menza clarified after receiving an officer's report that a coil inside the air conditioner was taken and not the entire unit itself.