Suspect sought for stealing purse, using credit card

Two pictures of the man suspected of stealing a purse from a Japanese restaurant. Another picture shows the suspect's vehicle.
Two pictures of the man suspected of stealing a purse from a Japanese restaurant. Another picture shows the suspect's vehicle.
More pictures of the suspect
More pictures of the suspect
The suspect and his car.
The suspect and his car.

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities are on the lookout for a man who used a credit card from a purse he stole at a Japanese restaurant in downtown.

On the afternoon of July 8, the victim contacted Charleston police and said her purse was stolen the previous night from the O-Ku restaurant on 463 King St.

The woman said she and her friends left their purses in a chair at their table while they got up to dance at 11:30 p.m.

When they returned at 11:50 p.m., the woman noticed that her purse was missing and that her friend's purse was on the floor.

Police say a credit card from the victim's purse was used the next day at a Kangaroo on Wappoo Road.

Investigators have released pictures of the suspect and his vehicle. If you have any information you are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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