WANTED: Roommates awoken after man walks into apartment, steals money

WANTED: Roommates awoken after man walks into apartment, steals money

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston investigators are looking for a man who walked into an unlocked downtown apartment and stole money as the residents were sleeping.

Charleston police officers spoke to three victims who said someone had broken into their apartment on St. Philip Street at 10 p.m. last Saturday.

Two of the victims said they woke up and found a man standing in the dining room.

When one of the victim's asked the man who he was, the man replied,"I don't know my name."

The victims reported the man appeared to be intoxicated and said several times,"I live near Addleston Library."

The man then attempted to contacted someone to pick him but was unable to reach anyone.

When the victims told the man to leave, the man went to the refrigerator and took three "Holy City" beers. The man then put on two of the victim's hats but took them off when one of the victims told him that the hats were not his.

When the man left the apartment, one of the victims followed him outside where he saw the man drink one of the beers and throw it across the street.

The three victims said that they did not contact police at the time since they did not see the man as a threat and assumed he was drunk and lost.

One of the victims said that when she was ordering dinner she realized $85 was missing from her wallet which was on the dining room where the man had been standing.

Another victim said that her room was also gone through and her belongings were scattered across the room, but nothing was missing.

Investigators said they did not observe any forced entry into the home, and the victims said that they did leave the door unlocked.

Police describe the suspect as a white male, 5'8", 185 pounds, and was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans with a rip on the left knee area and a yellow band on his left wrist.

The suspect was last seen walking east on Cannon Street to King Street.

If you have any information you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 or the on-duty detective at 843-743-7200.

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