Summerville police investigating similarities in title loan shop burglaries

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SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Summerville police say they are working to determine if an overnight burglary Sunday at a title loan business is related to similar burglaries from earlier in the year.

Police were called to Carolina Title Loan on Old Trolley Road Monday morning after an employee reportedly arrived to find empty cash drawers on the floor and the power cut off.

Sometime between the hours of 10:17 p.m. on Sunday and 8:19 a.m. on Monday, the building was broken into, an incident report states.

Investigators say the suspect cut open the back wall of the building to gain entry, and then cut a second hole to get into the title loan office. A breaker box was also tripped with a wire being cut. All the filing cabinets in the business were pried open and damaged, the report states.

Police say an unknown male was spotted on surveillance cameras outside the business at 10:20 p.m.

Summerville police say the burglary at Carolina Title Loan is similar to two burglaries that occurred at Auto Money on N. Main Street.

On February 28, an unknown suspect reportedly broke into the building by bending a rear door inward, cut off all power via a breaker box inside the store, and opened several file cabinets.

The same title loan office was broken into on February 9. In that burglary, police say a suspect attempted to pry open a back door before shattering two windows to gain entry. An alarm system inside the building was dismantled and the power was cut.

Officers are working to determine if the burglaries are related.

If you have any information on any of these burglaries, call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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