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Man gets $100K bond for allegedly stealing bagel, chips from churches


Authorities used DNA evidence to tie a man to two church burglaries last year in which only a bagel and a bag of chips were taken, court documents state.

Investigators served an arrest warrant from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office on 53-year-old Thomas Duncan on Thursday.   Duncan is charged with two counts of second-degree burglary. He is being held in the Charleston County Detention Center.

According to court documents, Duncan broke a window at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Hollywood on Apr. 26 last year and stole a bagel. Two months later, he also broke a window at the Mt. Horr AME Church in Adams Run, where he stole a bag of chips, authorities say.

Investigators said they recovered drops of blood near the broken window from both churches, and DNA tests proved Duncan was the burglar.

He was granted a $100,000 bond during a hearing.  He has a lengthy criminal record.

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