Police: We Need Your Help for Car Break-Ins

South Carolina Accident Attorneys

WLTX-TV is reporting that Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is asking the local community for assistance in resolving a string of car break-ins in the Midlands.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department says a string of the break-ins have occurred in the Ballentine, White Rock, and Chapin areas of Richland and Lexington Counties.  The incidents, which occured between September 16 and October 21, 2011, took place in the early morning hours of 2:00 AM – 5:30 AM.

Authorities say a large number of these crimes have occurred in the Forty Love Point, Foxport and Lakeport communities in Richland County. Fortunately, one of the incidents was captured on surveillance video. In the video, it shows the suspect carrying items taken from a car break-in that occurred in Lexington County.

Sheriff Lott says the suspect is forcing his way into cars and stealing guns, laptop computers and iPads. He stated the suspect is believed to be a male approximately 6 feet tall and of slender build.

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Department are working together to identify the person(s) responsible.

Anyone with information on the identity of those responsible is urged contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME SC or www.midlandscrimestoppers.com.

By: South Carolina Accident Attorney Pete Strom

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