Cooker stolen from Swig & Swine restaurant recovered; suspects identified

Cooker stolen from Swig & Swine restaurant recovered; suspects identified
The general manager then promptly went to check security footage where deputies say he saw a White Dodge Durango pull up at 1:55 a.m., attach the smoker to his trailer hitch, and flee with the smoker by 1:57 a.m. (Source: Swig & Swine)

WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCSC) - Officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office say a cooker stolen from a Mount Pleasant restaurant has been recovered, and the suspects involved have been identified.

According to the sheriff’s office, a cooker stolen from the Swig & Swine restaurant was recovered in St. Stephen. No arrests have been made as of yet.

Authorities responded to a call Tuesday at the restaurant after the general manager called about the restaurant’s missing pig smoker.

An incident report states that the general manager pulled up to work Tuesday evening to find his restaurant’s hulking pig smoker nowhere on the premises.

The general manager then promptly went to check security footage where deputies say he saw a White Dodge Durango pull up at 1:55 a.m., attach the smoker to his trailer hitch, and flee with the smoker by 1:57 a.m.

Deputies say the smoker is a 2016 B.Q. Grilles Smoker worth $4,200 at the time of the theft.

The sheriff’s office says that they were not able to make out the license plate number of the suspect’s Durango, but it should be noted that there was damage to the driver’s side rear bumper and fender.

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