CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -Charleston Police are looking for 56 year old Jeff Parker. Parker is wanted on charges of Burglary in connection with break ins to laundry room coin changing machines at the Berkshires and Palmetto Point Apartments last month. Both complexes are located West of the Ashley. "Wait till after the place is closed up and they'll break into it and just rip the coin machine off the wall," said Charleston Police Cpl. Fred Bowie.
Police say Parker might be making a nice profit from breaking into the machines, possibly as much as $3,000. "A lot of time people will change a dollar bill for four quarters to operate the machines and things like that and that's what they steal," Bowie said.
Investigators say parker committed his crimes in the cover of darkness. They have their own theory for the break ins. "The economy certainly is a downturn right now," said Cpl. Bowie. "Could be a lot of reasons for doing this, might just be another career criminal."
Jeff Parker stands 5'11" and weighs about 165 pounds. His last known address was on Spring Garden. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward.