Person of interest sought after downtown Charleston businesses vandalized

Person of interest sought after downtown Charleston businesses vandalized
Source: Charleston Police Department
Source: Charleston Police Department

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators with the Charleston Police Department have released surveillance pictures of a man sought in connection to the vandalisms of three downtown businesses.

On Friday at 3 a.m., a police officer responded to Beaufain Street in reference to a truck driver hearing the sound of breaking glass.While the officer was speaking to the driver, he was told by emergency dispatch officials of another incident of someone banging on a window and pulling on doors in the area of Fulton Lane Inn on 202 King Street.

As the officer was making his way to the hotel, he saw three broken windows at the Daughters of St. Paul church on 243 King St.

The officer said when he got to the Fulton Lane Inn a manager at the hotel said she heard what sounded like "a sledgehammer and breaking glass," but was unsure where exactly the noise was coming from.

A police report states as the officer was speaking to the manager, he was advised by another officer that there was a glass break alarm going off at the Ben Silver clothing store on 149 King St.

According to police, Ben Silver and the nearby Charleston Preservation Society on 147 King Street were both vandalized.

Both businesses sustained a front broken glass door.

Investigators say it did not appear that anyone entered any of the businesses, and the damage appeared to be an act of vandalism.

Damages to businesses are estimated to be $900.

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