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A church under construction was hit by copper thieves this week, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

St. George Romanian Orthodox Church at Charleston and Jones Boulevards was being built using funds mostly from the congregation. The thieves destroyed a $7,000 air conditioning unit on the roof, to get to copper that was worth about $30. They also damaged wiring to get at copper. The church now has no electricity.

There are six more air conditioning units on the roof that church leaders are worried will also be damaged. They do not have money for surveillance cameras and other security measures.