NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Police in North Charleston arrested a 52-year-old man who burglarized a business on multiple occasions between November of 2018 and January of 2019.
According to a police report, officers met with the secretary at Sanders Bros Construction on Harley Street after receiving reports of a stolen truck. While reviewing security footage, they observe the suspect approach the businesses outside gate before sneaking onto the property.
The suspect is then seen entering an unsecured truck on the property. The report says keys were left inside the truck by the person who drove it last. He then turned the vehicle on, activating the GPS, and left it cranked for a majority of the night.
The report shows the suspect then drove the vehicle off the property and parked it at a Walmart on Rivers Avenue.
Authorities reported several items were taken from the vehicle, including a 2016 Stihl TS420-14 cut off saw, a 14″ cut off saw with blade and miscellaneous shovels and other tools.
In another report, a vehicle break-in was reported on November 27th at the same property. During that incident, the victim stated that he noticed a rifle had been stolen from between the seat and center console.
Later, officers responded to a previous theft which happened on January 12th. Officers spoke with the victim who said when he arrived to work on January 2nd, he realized one of the company’s generators was missing from his truck – a Lroton 4000W valued at $457.79.
On January 18th, officers were again dispatched to Sanders Brothers Construction in reference to theft from a motor vehicle. The item stolen was a Honda EU2000I generator valued at approximately $750.
Officers were in the 10-mile community on February 4th – related to a similar situation – when they noticed Angelo Gillard walking past them on Gummwood Drive.
After making contact with the suspect, he was taken into custody for a warrant that was recently issued by NCPD detectives for the previous burglaries.
Gillard has been charged with burglary in the 2nd degree, stealing a motor vehicle and multiple breaking and entering charges.