Manhunt underway for Beaufort burglary suspect

Published: Nov. 6, 2013 at 9:24 PM EST
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BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A manhunt is underway for a burglary suspect on St. Helena Island, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say they are searching for a suspect in connection with a burglary at a home on Fripp Point Road around 1 p.m.

Authorities say the victim came home to find the suspect inside her house. The suspect ran when he was spotted.

According to a release, deputies are searching the area with a patrol K-9, but no contact has been made with a person matching the suspects description.

Deputies say the suspect is a black male, approximately 6'01", 180 pounds, with short dreadlocks. He was wearing blue jeans and a long-sleeve white shirt with black markings on the sleeves.

If you have any information on the suspect's whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.\

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