SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - UPDATE: Two new a/c's delivered to woman' s home. On what was the hottest day of the year, a Springfield woman had her air conditioner stolen.
22News went to Shamrock Street in the city's Forest Park neighborhood to see how Sady Quiros handled the day with no AC.
Quiros told 22News she thinks she knows who stole her air conditioner, but doesn't have any way to prove it. She said she doesn't have the money for a new one.
65-year-old Sady Quiros was sleeping when her air conditioner was taken from the window of her house. "They know what they are doing. They know how to do the job. They took everything so easy, so fast. I was thinking that was secured, but no."
Sady told 22News she's been sweltering inside. All she has to keep her cool is a fan and a second broken air conditioner.
"I thought maybe they are coming back to get inside. So I closed everything and called the police," said Quiros.
People who live on Shamrock Street told 22News they're neighborhood has gotten rough. They say they've talked to the police about it, but it hasn't gotten any better.
"The only thing I can say is that the hot weather is around here and that's going to be on your conscious if something ever happens to a person," said Sady's neighbor, Eixa Rivera.
The residents on Shamrock Street have banded together to form a neighborhood watch. They want to send a message to would be thieves that what happened to Sady won't happen again.
"You have to watch each other around here because people come around who don't live around here.
They park on the streets in front of our houses. Doing drugs. Sex acts. If we don't stick with each other. Who's going to be there for us?" said neighbor Lonnie Sanders.
22News called the Springfield Police Department. They say what happened to Sady was an isolated incident and that they haven't had any other reports of air conditioners being stolen.