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Air Conditioning Theft Suspect Wanted; Spotted Near Church.

By Caitlyn Jones
By cjones@wbbjtv.com

SCOTTS HILL, Tenn. – Henderson County authorities are warning against thieves that could be targeting your heat and air unit.

Henderson County deputies are trying to catch 19-year-old Spencer Anderson in connection with several thefts around the area.

They believe he has been targeting air conditioning units as a means to collect scrap metal. On Wednesday, investigators say a local citizen saw Anderson near the air conditioning unit behind this church in Scotts Hill, but he ran off when he was spotted.

Many of the components of central heat and air units contain precious metals that can be sold to scrap yards.

Investigators say neighbors should keep a close eye out to watch for this type of thieves.