Man accused of breaking into N. Charleston church, stealing food

Published: Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:40 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 29, 2013 at 2:27 AM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The North Charleston Police Department has arrested a 32-year-old man accused of breaking into a church and stealing food.

Investigators arrested Cedric Gant Monday morning and charged him with first-degree burglary. According to police, Gant may be responsible for several other burglaries in the area.

On Friday afternoon, officers responded to 2427 Midland Park Road in reference to a breaking and entering of the Midland Park Ministry.

The victim said around noon, he received a call from church volunteers in reference to a food bank being burglarized. Volunteers reported seeing a broken window at the office of the food bank.

The victim said someone had opened the main food room and used a blue rubber bag, which contained plastic bags, to take the food from the room.

Police say two drawers at a computer desk also appeared to have been rummaged through. A resident said around 8:30 a.m., he saw a man with a hoodie walking in between two buildings at the ministry center.

Authorities say based on information gathered from the investigation, they were able to identify Gant as the burglary suspect.

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