Thief steals from Rock Hill church food pantry, tries to microwave meal

08/06/2014 12:03 PM

08/06/2014 8:23 PM

Someone broke into Calvary Baptist Church’s food pantry and stole $50 worth of food, leaving behind an empty bag of doughnuts, empty can of peaches and an uneaten microwave meal, police say.

Rock Hill Police responded to burglary call at the church outbuilding at 824 Cauthen St. on Tuesday morning. Someone had broken a window to enter the building. Officers located several fingerprints on broken pieces of glass, according to a police report.

It appears the burglar attempted to cook a microwave meal, but was unable to because the microwave was broken.

Ricky Hinson, director of Calvary Baptist’s Food Relief Ministry, said that the box of food that was taken was one of those that the pantry gives away to those in need every Friday and Saturday.

“We pass them out for free, for anyone that needs it,” Hinson said.

The pantry is open Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., both to accept donations and hand out food to those in need. Donations can be dropped off at the church at 830 N. Jones Ave.

For information about the pantry, call 803-524-9827.

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