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 September 15th, 2009  
St. Lucie County Sheriff announces arrest of two air conditioner thieves, asks publicís help if people have seen the thievesí pickup truck in areas where air conditioners have been stolen
 
St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara is asking members of the public to help solve thefts of air conditioners in St. Lucie County.

“There have been numerous thefts of air conditioners from homes and businesses in St. Lucie County,” Sheriff Mascara said, “and thanks to a concerned citizen, we have two men in custody for stealing an air conditioner from a vacant home in northern St. Lucie County.”

The thieves were driving a blue-green Chevrolet pickup truck, Sheriff Mascara said. “If members of the public have seen this pickup truck in areas where air conditioners have been stolen, we ask that people with information call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477 (”TIPS”) or Sheriff’s Office detectives at 772-462-3230.”

Late this morning, in the north-county Sheraton Plaza neighborhood, a concerned citizen flagged down deputies to tell them two men in the pickup truck had stolen an air conditioner from a vacant home at 4716 Grady Road. The citizen saw the pickup truck turn onto San Diego Avenue.

The deputies went to that area and saw two men unloading a residential air conditioning unit from their truck. The two men admitted to investigators that they stole the air conditioner with the intent of selling copper tubing from the unit. Deputies took the two to the county jail.

The two men, charged with theft and burglary, are Roy Lee Sullivan, 32 (DOB 12/11/76), of 1090 Eighth Court S.W., Vero Beach, and Darrell Coleman, 38 (DOB 3/13/79), of 5508 San Diego Avenue, Fort Pierce, where he and Sullivan were unloading the stolen air conditioner.

Sullivan is a convicted sex offender. He was convicted in 2000 of Lewd or lascivious conduct on a child under the age of 16. * * *

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