LINCOLN, Neb. -- Lincoln Police arrested three people they think were involved in stealing copper wire. 

Early Tuesday morning, officers were called to Prairie Mechanical Corporation for a report of people stealing copper ire from an outdoor A/C unit. 

According to LPD, the neighboring business owner watched as the items were loaded into a pickup. He saw the pickup leave as officers were arriving. 

Police later stopped a Chevy pickup leaving the area. 

During a search, in the bed of the pickup officers found A/C condenser coils along with several tools that were used to aid in its removal. 

41-year-old Jeffrey Smith, 36-year-old Jason Romano and 34-year-old Candice Craig were arrested for theft by unlawful taking and possession of burglars tools. 

Smith was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance. 

Police estimate the damage of the A/C unit at $2,500 and the loss of coil and copper pipe at $500.