Man arrested for trying to steal air conditioner from church

- A man has been arrested for attempting to steal an air conditioner from a church, according to CMPD.

Steven Banner, 60, has been charged with two counts of resisting an officer, possession of burglary tools, trespassing, larceny, possession of stolen goods and damage to property.      

Just before 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, officers responded to a call for service at Clement Zion Church at 2207 Newland Rd. where it was reported that a man was trying to steal an air conditioning system. 

Upon arrival officers saw Banner, who immediately took off running. After a short pursuit, officers took Banner into custody and seized his copper pipe and other burglary tools. 

Banner is a repeat offender. Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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