Columbus police: 22 water heaters stolen from Fourth Street Towers

Thieves took 22 water heaters from Fourth Street Towers earlier this month, costing the apartments thousands of dollars, Columbus police said.

Reports state the theft happened between March 2-5, though it wasn’t reported to police until Wednesday. A construction crew at the 502 Second Ave. towers told an employee that walls in each apartment were damaged. Police later learned that every water heater was missing.

Police say $18,700 in water heaters were taken, and that $15,800 in damage was done.