MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis Police Department is searching for a man suspected in several copper tubing thefts from rooftop HVAC units.

Police say the man may be involved in at least 12 thefts. The damage to those HVAC units is said to be between $20,000 and $40,000 each.

The man pictured was seen on the roof of a business near Lake Street East and Chicago Avenue South. He has not been identified.

Anyone who can identify the man is asked to call Sgt. Mark Gasior at 612-673-5357.

Comments (7)
  1. RetroDude says:

    You go, Rastus!! I guess stealing must be easier/more profitable than standing in line for a fraudulent welfare check.

  2. Real Talk says:

    Dont worry Kevin. The mob in New England isnt as powerful as they once were. And the IRA lacks centralized leadership. So the Irish crime sprees are down from historical trends.

    Great observations by an obviously very astute individual who may well be the smartest man in the history of time. I’m sure your case worker is proud of you. Something tells me you have group home member of the month written all over you!!! Keep reaching for the stars little buddy, and someday, you will be a real boy!!!

  3. Bill Clintons Cigar says:

    North Minneapolis is like Detroit…..only with less muslims……

  4. Nits Fleas and Parasites says:

    So he did somewhere between $240,000 and $480,000 damage????!!!! For what – a few thousand dollars in copper???
    Shoot the sob on sight

  5. Mike Jacobson says:

    Those figures are complete nonsense. A brand new 5 ton rooftop unit installed goes for between 6 and 8 thousand. Most small business have between 1 and 2 units in a strip mall. $20,000 to $40,000 per unit is insurance fraud or bad reporting.