Police: Serial air conditioner thief behind bars in NJ

June 20, 2012: Air conditioner theft at the Goddard School in Laurel Springs, NJ

August 16, 2012 5:51:35 PM PDT
Gloucester Township Police say they have nabbed a serial air conditioner thief.

Michael T. Klopp, 45 of the 1100 block of Morton Street in Camden, is charged with four counts of theft and criminal mischief.

Authorities say Klopp is the man who stole five air conditioning units worth $1000 each from the Goddard School in Laurel Springs, N.J. back on June 20.

They say he also stole two rooftop A/C units from the Blackwood Elementary School on June 28, two ground-level units from Charlie Brown's Restaurant in Blackwood on the night of July 4.

Police say he returned the next day to steal the rooftop units from the same restaurant but was scared away by police.

Klopp is already behind bars at the Camden County Correctional Facility on other charges from Voorhees and Deptford Township.