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A Weldon man was charged Monday with the attempted break-in of a business Saturday night.

Weldon police Chief Christopher Davis said 43-year-old Alfred Short was unable to gain entry into the business located in the zero block of West Third Street.

Corporal S. McKimmey was dispatched to the area following an alarm call shortly before 11:30 p.m.

The corporal observed the side door glass was shattered but intact. A cinder block was located next to the door.

Investigation determined Short was the one who damaged the window, Davis said, but police were unable to locate him immediately.

McKimmey obtained a warrant for Short’s arrest on charges of attempted breaking and entering and injury to real property. Davis said the damage was estimated to be around $500.

McKimmey located Short Monday night around 7:15 in the area of West Third and Chestnut streets.

Short was taken before a magistrate and charged.

He received a $2,000 unsecured bond and October 27 court date.

Officer I. Smith assisted.