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Charleston police searching for man wanted on burglary, grand larceny charges

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston Police Department is searching for a man wanted on burglary charges. 

Authorities are looking for 27-year-old Charlton Dwayne Smith who is wanted for two counts of second-degree burglary, grand larceny and petit larceny. 

According to CPD officials, Smith is known to steal vehicles and use them in burglaries.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 843-743-7200 and ask for the on duty CPD detective. 

On June 22, officers responded to the Ellis Creek Fish Camp on Harbor View Road in reference to a burglary that had taken place. 

The victim said when he arrived at the restaurant at 9:25 a.m. he noticed the manager's office appeared to be disheveled, and noticed a safe and lockbox was missing. 

According to the victim, the entrance and rear doors appeared be damaged. 

Surveillance video showed that at 4:05 a.m., three unknown males entered the business and stole the safe and lockbox. 

"The camera depicted all three of the males (one black male, two unknown race males) working together to steal the items from the manager's office," a CPD report states. 

Police say the suspects appeared to be wearing white, but due to the infrared night vision on the surveillance cameras, their clothing color is unknown.

According to investigators, the video showed one of the suspects appeared to know where the safe was located. Items stolen include a black Sentry DSO200 fireproof combination safe, a black combination lockbox, money and a 16GB iPad Air. 

An employee who was leaving the restaurant earlier reported seeing a tan car in the middle of the parking lot with one person inside. 

On June 13, police responded to the Kickin Chicken on 337 King St. for a burglary. The manager said when he came to work in the morning he saw the the back door and office had been damaged. A responding officer reported that the suspect may have used a crowbar to pull the door open. 

The victim said the cash register drawers and the change box were sitting on the outside of the safe with money missing from the safe and the registers. 

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