Three accused of stealing copper, AC from Gainesville home


Published: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 11:20 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 11:20 a.m.

Three people were arrested Monday on charges they stole a new air conditioner and stripped the copper wire from another air conditioner at the same home.

Two of the suspects, a 15-year-old and 17-year-old, are not being identified by The Sun because they are juveniles. The third suspect, Adel Charles Marwan Rohman, 20, of Hawthorne, was charged with burglary of a dwelling and grand theft from a dwelling.

According to the Gainesville Police Department, the trio was found standing next to Rohman’s car shortly after the burglary was reported by a resident in the 1200 block of Northwest 43rd Avenue. Inside the car, officers said they spotted a new air conditioner in plain view.

Rohman was booked into the Alachua County jail ,and the juveniles were turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

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