Tampa man charged with grand theft at church

| June 22, 2010

TAMPA — A man is accused of trying to remove a catalytic converter from a truck in a church parking lot.

A witness told police he saw Roddrick Taylor, 42, park down the street from New Harmony Baptist Church, at 2811 N 17th St., early Tuesday, walk toward it with a black bag and crawl under a fence.

The witness then heard what he thought was a reciprocating saw, police said. Police later determined that Taylor tried to remove a catalytic converter from a yellow box truck, they said.

With the help of the witness, police identified Taylor and the vehicle he was driving and stopped him near his home, police said.

A black bag containing a reciprocating saw was found in Taylor's driveway, police said.

Taylor, of 1715 W Grace St., was charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and grand theft third degree and held at Hillsborough County Jail on $9,500 bail.



Tags: ,

Category: Church Security

Comments are closed.