NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Police are seeking a father and son after several large air conditioner units were stolen from North Smithfield businesses.
Police say arrest warrants have been issued for 52-year-old Larry Bates and 29-year-old Larry Bates Jr. on felony larceny charges. A third man, 23-year-old Christopher Fisher of Woonsocket, was arrested Thursday morning in connection with the thefts.READ MORE: Victim In Lowell Homicide Identified As 22-Year-Old Dejah Jenkins-Minus
Authorities say eight businesses reported that their cooling units and an icemaker were stolen overnight Monday. Police say the stolen property is worth more than $50,000.READ MORE: Patriots-Titans Week 12 Predictions
Police say the father and son could be armed with a gun. They may be driving a white 1998 Dodge vehicle.
Police say the men wanted the units for the copper inside.MORE NEWS: When Are Rudolph & Frosty On TV? Here's The 2021 CBS Holiday Special Schedule
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