Thieves take AC motors, copper from ABQ school

Thieves take swamp cooler, copper from ABQ school

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Someone stole a dozen air conditioner motors and copper tubing from an elementary school in Albuquerque.

It happened overnight at Griegos Elementary in northwest Albuquerque.

It will cost the district up to $6,000.

KRQE News 13 was told classes were not affected and the swamp coolers had not been turned on yet.

Crews are working on repairs. 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. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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