Thief tries to steal air conditioner from paint store

Sherwin Williams at 2548 Stanley Avenue in Dayton (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton Police are investigating after someone tried to steal an air conditioner from a paint store.

Police were called to the Sherwin Williams at 2548 Stanley Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

When officers arrived, they found the fence surrounding an air conditioner had been cut and the air conditioner unit was sitting outside of its enclosure. Officers believe the suspect left the unit to come back at a later time and retrieve it.

Police report there were no witnesses and there is no suspect information at this time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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