Merchandise worth thousands of dollars stolen from Mt. Pleasant business

Merchandise worth thousands of dollars stolen from Mt. Pleasant business
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MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Thousands of dollars worth of merchandise were stolen from a Mt. Pleasant store consignment furniture store.

Surveillance footage shows that a trailer at Consign Haven in Mt. Pleasant was stolen from behind the business.

It happened on March 18 around 8:44 p.m. when a suspect driving an older model took the trailer carrying over $4,000 worth of furniture from the store, according to police reports.

"He cut both locks, there was two locks on it, and he cut them and he was out of here," said Alyssa Schmeider with Consign Haven. "He knew exactly what he was doing and he did it quick, and he had gloves on like leather gloves so we have no finger prints for them."

The police report said the suspect had a bandana covering his face, and the truck's tags weren't visible.

Schmeider said when the man stole the trailer, it wasn't the first time he had been on the property that day.

"There's surveillance of him walking up and looking at the trailer and walking around it like he was mapping out his plan," said Schmeider.

The man who stole the trailer was driving white single cab truck with a CB antenna on the top center of the cab, and has a headlight, according to the police reports.

Schmeider said the employees at the store just want to find him.

"We assume the trailer is long gone either sold or gone for whatever he needed it for but we just want to find him," said Schmeider.

s for what the store is going to do with the deficit, Schmeider said they will move forward.

"We stay pretty optimistic and like to think on the positive side of things so we're going to push through," said Schmeider.

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