BY DAVE MUNDAY
Police are looking for a man they say walked into a downtown house that was being renovated and made off with items including a valuable iron fireplace grate.
The suspect is Curtis Foye, 51, of Rainbow Road in Charleston. He is described as bald with a grayish beard, about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 230 to 250 pounds. He was driving a green Chevrolet truck with rims that looked like rounded or curved ninja stars, according to witnesses.
Here’s what happened, according to a police incident report:
Shortly after 2 p.m. on June 14, two men walked into a house that was being renovated on Cypress Street and asked two men working there about employment. The pair walked out with an iron fireplace grate valued at $1,000, an antique tennis racket and antique water skis.
One of the men who was working in the house ran outside and found the two men they had just been talking to sitting in a green Chevrolet truck. The driver was holding a box of items that had been on top of the fireplace. He said, “You need a beer,” and drove away.
Police later identified the driver as Foye, according to police spokesman Charles Francis. An arrest warrant has been issued on a charge of property crime enhancement.
Police have not identified any other suspects, Francis said.
Anyone with information is asked to Charleston police at 577-7434.
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