Sangamon County, Ill. - The reward for information leading to the arrest of copper thieves has gone up.
Crimestoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties - through the month of July- is raising the award to $500 for tips that lead to arrests.
The news comes less than a week after three air conditioning units were stolen from a historic building in Springfield. The units were worth about $6000.
"The entire units were taken in this case and that's very unfortunate because this is a building that has a lot of historic value, something that they're trying to refurbish for the community and bring back some history to the area," said Matt Goulet of Crimestoppers.
If you have any information about copper thefts or any other crime, please call Crimestoppers at 217-788-8427