Man caught on tape stealing copper from church

Columbus police are searching for a thief stole up to $50 worth of copper from a unit at a church.

It happened just after 2 a.m. Monday morning.

A security video at Saint James Missionary Baptist Church captured the thief walks from the side parking lot around to the air conditioning unit and starts yanking lines of copper from the side of the building.

Pastor Ralph Huling says this is the second time in less than week that the church has had to replace this same unit.

If you have any information you are asked to call Columbus police at 706-653-3400.

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