ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Thieves were caught in the act in south St. Louis as they swiped several central air units. But they didn't get far.
It happened in the 2100 block of South Vandeventer at Axis Telesolutions. Authorities say around 1:30 a.m. someone saw two men loading three A-C units into a truck and called 911.
Police arrived just as the thieves were leaving the scene. Officers used lights and sirens to pull over the truck, but they continued to drive onto Interstate 44. The suspects did stop after a short distance and were arrested.
Police found four air conditioning units in the truck. They're not sure where the fourth came from but they believe it was also stolen.