Air conditioner stolen from Kentwood school

Authorities are seeking information on the theft of an air conditioning unit from Jewel Sumner High School in Kentwood earlier this week, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

The 7 ½-ton unit and copper pipe inside it are worth about $7,500, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said in a news release.

Detectives are reviewing surveillance footage to identify a suspect, Panepinto said. It is unclear how the thief managed to move the heavy air conditioner.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 554-5245.