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Video shows man smashing business door, stealing merchandise

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Surveillance picture of the suspect outside the store. Surveillance picture of the suspect outside the store.
Employees say the wrench pictured above is what the suspect used to smash the door. (Source: Linda Sutton) Employees say the wrench pictured above is what the suspect used to smash the door. (Source: Linda Sutton)
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for a man caught on video smashing in a glass door at a tobacco shop and stealing merchandise.

On Sunday morning, a deputy responded to East Coast Tobacco on 10390 Highway 78 for an alarm.

The deputy then observed the glass door to the business had been smashed. Surveillance video showed a man breaking the glass front door with an object, which employees say was a wrench.

"This is unacceptable," said Jessie Sutton, an employee at the store. "We've only been open for about seven and a half months. It's just not cool."

The suspect is then seen going to the rear of the business, taking multiple items and leaving through the front door. Authorities later located some of the stolen items in a ditch on Highway 78.

"We've put in security systems to avoid this," Sutton said. "Which is why we have the camera footage of him. Apparently some people just don't care if they get caught."

The sheriff's office describe the suspect as a white male wearing glasses, a hoodie with camouflage sleeves and shorts with two yellow stripes down the side.

If you have any information you are asked to call the sheriff's office or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111. 

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