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Deputies ask for help identifying man in surveillance video of truck theft

Source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office Source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office

Charleston County deputies are asking for the public's help in identifying the man shown in surveillance stills in a truck theft at a Ladson gas station.

Deputies responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at a gas station at Highway 78 and Von Oshen Road on March 29, an incident report states. The victim said he parked his 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche truck in a parking place near the door of the store and went inside. When he left the store, the truck was gone.

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The victim said he did not leave the truck running, but that he did leave the keys inside.

Surveillance video showed a man come from the side of the store, walk over to the truck, get in then drive away.

The owner of the truck was able to get an address for an iPhone that was inside the truck, pointing authorities to the 6400 block of Dorchester Road. The truck was recovered and the owner told deputies the only things missing from the vehicle appeared to be fast food he had just purchased, his keys and an iPhone that had been plugged into a charger.

Anyone who can identify the man shown in the stills should contact Charleston County Sheriff's Auto Theft Detective Mike Thompson at (843) 529-6202.

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