Cops: Man caught on video, sought for moped theft

Surveillance shows the suspects enter the store around 9:15 a.m. (Source: CPD)
Surveillance shows the suspects enter the store around 9:15 a.m. (Source: CPD)

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Police are looking for a man who was caught on video stealing a moped from the parking lot of the James Island Walmart.

Charleston Police Department officers responded to 1231 Folly Road last Sunday after a 51-year-old man reported his moped stolen from the parking lot.  The victim said he left his keys to the moped in a storage pocket under the handbars, and then walked inside the store just before 9 a.m.

When he walked out about an hour and a half later, his blue and white three-wheel moped was gone.

Video from the parking lot shows a man walking out of the garden section of the store and towards the lot where the moped was parked around 9:45 a.m.  The video then shows the suspect driving off on the moped towards Folly Road.

Another video from the scene shows the male suspect walk into the store accompanied by a woman.  Police are also looking for her.

Officers described the male suspect as a heavy-set white man appearing to be in his 40s.  He was wearing black shoes, light blue jeans, a dark sweatshirt, and a tan jacket.

The woman also appears to be in her 40s and has blond hair.  She was wearing what appeared to be a black jacket, a black t-shirt, and blue jeans.

If you have any information regarding this theft or the suspect(s) involved, call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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