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Deputies: Man charged with burglary after entering store through roof

Polensky. (Source: Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center) Polensky. (Source: Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center)
CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

A man has been charged with second-degree burglary after workers at a Dollar General on Ashley River Road heard someone trying to get into the building from the roof, officials say. 

Michael Polensky, 38, was given a $50,000 surety bond Monday morning. 

Deputies with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office say two store employees were working when they heard what sounded like drilling on the roof of the store Sunday around 10 p.m.

While hiding, they saw a suspect wearing a red cap and a white rag over his face go behind the counter, toward the cash register. He then ran to the back of the store, and back up to the roof, the witnesses say. 

According to an affidavit, deputies formed a perimeter and arrested Polensky after he climbed down a tree.

Deputies say they found a $10 roll of quarters in his pocket, which an employee said was next to one of their cash registers. 

Polensky's wife spoke on his behalf at the bond hearing.

She told the judge Polensky has neurological issues and injuries from a car accident.

"He has four children. We need him home to get better and to work," she said.

Before setting Polensky's bond, the judge noted he has several prior arrests and convictions for burglary and grand larceny.

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