ROCK HILL — Thieves stole a $700 refrigerator from a building owned by a Rock Hill church, deputies say, but took precautions to make sure water from a disconnected pipe would not leak on the floor.
At about 12:45 p.m. Friday, an employee with the property management company overseeing Mount Holly United Methodist Church told deputies that within the last week, someone forced open the back door to one of the church’s buildings and took the refrigerator from the kitchen, according to a York County Sheriff’s report.
Deputies saw scrapes on the floor, trim and walls between the kitchen and back door, the report states. Authorities believe the suspects dragged the refrigerator across the floor.
The thieves used a hose clamp to stop water from leaking from the water line that was connected to the refrigerator, deputies reported. A church member arrived while deputies were still on scene and asked police to place the church on property watch.