Stealing HVAC unit

My husband and I have been living in the same area for a really long time now. We know all of our neighbors and we really trust them. We live in a really safe area too. Well at least that is what I thought. One of our neighbors told us that recently there has been a lot of theif around our area. People are breaking into cars and stealing things out of garages. I had no idea this was going on because they don’t report it in the newspaper. The neighbor that told us about the theft also said she had a security camera installed just incase anything happened to her house while she wasn’t home. I was so nervous about all this so my husband and I decided to take a walk to clear our heads. On the way home from our walk we noticed another neighbor standing on the sidewalk with her head in her hands. We ran up to her to make sure everything was okay and she just showed us where her outdoor HVAC system had been ripped to shreds. I guess someone wanted the copper wire that was in the outdoor HVAC unit. I felt so bad because now she was going to have to have her entire HVAC system replaced and I know that is expensive. I am getting cameras installed the minute I get back home after seeing her HVAC system looking like that. I know cameras won’t solve all our problems but at least they will help!

HVAC worker