Canton police on Monday said they have charged a juvenile in a May 15 store break-in where items found at a nearby construction site were used to break into a Riverstone Parkway business.

According to a Canton Police Department incident report:

At 1:41 a.m. on May 15, an alarm sounded signaling a break-in at a vapor supply store along Riverstone Parkway. When they arrived, officers found a shattered glass door, with a concrete block inside the door.

Surveillance video showed that a young white man wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt, light color shorts and dark socks initially used a metal pole to try and break through the shop’s door. When that didn’t work, he used the concrete block. Investigators determined the objects came from a nearby construction site.

According to Canton police spokesman Pacer Cordry, detectives were also able to link the juvenile to a May 7 shoplifting case in Canton. And, he said, the same suspect had been charged by the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office with a burglary in April.

“I appreciate the very hard work of our detectives to solve this case,” Canton Police Chief Mark Mitchell said. “ Also, we are very grateful for the public’s help via social media to assist in the identification of the suspect. Our Social Media platforms have been a great tool to help us quickly get information out to the community.”

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