Suspect Caught Breaking into Restaurant

By: Jennifer Cottrill Email
By: Jennifer Cottrill Email

A man from Charleston is behind bars after police say he was caught breaking into a fast food restaurant.

Police arrested Kevin White last night outside the Arby's on Virginia Street.

A bent metal door pulled from its hinges is the only sign of a crime Tuesday outside this Arby's, but it was late Monday night when police said Kevin White was caught red-handed trying to break-in the back door.

“We're also investigating several other breaking and enterings where the method of operation was similar,” Charleston Sgt. S.A. Cooper said.

Cops said White already confessed to breaking-in to the Main Kwong Kitchen Sunday night. He escaped with about $50 in change.

Police said it didn't stop him from coming back for seconds at this business the following night.

Police now say White could be connected to similar crimes in the city.

Spyro Stanley of Charleston said crime on the city's east end is improving. He credits more cops patrolling the streets, which is the very reason Kevin White was caught in the act.

Patrol officers found Kevin White outside the Arby's when a security alarm apparently went off inside the restaurant.

Police said he was wearing a stocking over his head and gloves. They also found White carrying a home made knife in one of his pockets.

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