WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Police are searching for a suspect caught on video burglarizing a golf club in West Ashley.
The Charleston Police Department says the burglary happened at the Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club on Denvegan Drive on Sept. 7 at 3 a.m.
The complainant told investigators he was called out to the property by an alarm company, and when he arrived at the business he observed that someone had tampered with a window.
Security camera footage showed a male subject attempting to enter the business through the door, then spraying a fire extinguisher at the door and table outside. At one point, the suspect pulls on the window breaking the lock and entering the building.
Police say the suspect was seen on video walking to the bar area, stopping and leaving the business through the window.
A police report states when the responding officer and the complainant went out onto the green they found an empty keg and graffiti in the shape of a penis near the keg.
The complainant said the business keeps empty kegs outside. Investigators say the graffiti was presumably done using a fire extinguisher.
When police went to check on a nearby fitness center, they found it unlocked and graffiti on the sign in sheet. The complainant told police that the club has keys to the fitness center, but it was unknown if the suspect had a key or if the center was already unlocked.
A Charleston police report states the complainant told officers that he believed the suspect caught on video may have possibly been a previous employee.
Investigators describe the suspect as a white male, 15 to 20 years old, between 5'10" and 6'2" tall, 170 to 180 pounds, dark brown "shaggy" hair style wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt with khaki shorts, light colored shoes with a dark stripe down the sides.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 554-111 or Consolidate Dispatch and ask for the on-call CPD detective.
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