Philadelphia police are searching for the person responsible for stealing central air conditioning units from a Southwest Philadelphia church Sunday.
It happened early Sunday morning at the Southwest Presbyterian Church located on the 2500 block of South 70th Street.
Police say a church member arrived at the church to turn on the air conditioning for the 9:30 a.m. service when they noticed the entire unit was gone, according to police. Wires were cut and a second unit was damaged.
The church had to rely on fans to cool things down as the entire area endured the third day of a sweltering heat wave.
Church members say it was tough, but they made it through the service.
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