CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston investigators say a man's Christmas gift has led to more charges for a suspected downtown thief.
The Charleston Police Department charged 33-year-old Lamont Lee Greene on Wednesday with grand larceny. According to authorities, Greene has been in jail since Feb. 10 in connection to a rash of break-ins in downtown Charleston.
Greene's recent charge stem from a Dec. 17 incident where police say he stole a package, which contained five watches and a necklace worth a total of $3,000, from the front porch of a home on Church Street.
On March 5, the 59-year-old victim was talking to a neighbor about recent car break-ins in the area when the neighbor said the person responsible for the thefts was Greene, a former employee of his.