Mt. Pleasant man caught on video taking packages from Charleston home

Mt. Pleasant man caught on video taking packages from Charleston homes
Souce: CCSO
Souce: CCSO

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Mount Pleasant man was arrested after investigators say he was caught on video taking packages from a home in downtown Charleston.

The Charleston Police Department arrested 45-year-old Shahid Saleem Shabazz and charged him with two counts of property crime enhancement.

CPD officials say Shabazz is accused of stealing packages that had been delivered to a Congress Street home on Nov. 28 and a Saint Margaret Street home on Dec. 6.

Around 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, three packages were delivered and left on the porch of a home on Congress Stree.

Police say video surveillance at the residence showed a man taking the packages from the porch, covering them with a jacket and then leaving on a bicycle.

"About 11:45 a.m. on December 6th, police responded to St. Margaret Street near 9th Avenue in reference to a theft that just occurred," CPD officials said.

According to a report, a witness flagged down a police officer and pointed to the suspect who was at 10th Avenue and Mary Murray Drive.

"The suspect identified himself as Thomas Jefferson, but was later identified as Shahid Shabazz," CPD officials said.

Police say he had a large cardboard box which contained white wooden shelves.

"The officers determined the box had been delivered to a residence within the 100th block of Saint Margaret Street," authorities said.

Shabazz was locked up at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

Police are continuing the investigation.

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