Police release photos of suspect in multiple West Ashley burglaries

Police release photos of suspect in multiple West Ashley burglaries
Source: Charleston Police

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston Police asked for the public's help Friday to identify a man wanted in connection with burglaries at West Ashley businesses.

The burglaries have occurred within the past week, police spokesman Charles Francis said.

On Saturday just after 4 a.m., officers were dispatched to 975 Savannah Highway unit 105, Ultra Skin Wax Center, in reference to a front glass break alarm.

When officers arrived they observed the front glass doors of the business to be broken on unit 105 as well as unit 103, Wild Birds Unlimited, according to an incident report.

After noticing the broken glass, units set up a perimeter around the complex and officers cleared both businesses for the suspect, but they were unable to locate anyone.

A store manager was able to pull security footage from the business on a front desk computer, the incident report said.

On the security footage officers observed a medium build man who appeared to be cleanly shaven with short hair wearing a black hat, gray shirt, gray shorts, and shoes pacing in front of the business before smashing the front glass door, reports say. The suspect entered the business and went straight to the register.

Anyone with information on the man's identity is asked to call the on-duty CPD Central Detective at 843-743-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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