Charleston police are asking for help finding a man they believe has been breaking into cars in West Ashley.

Police put out an alert on Tuesday for Shawndell McClenton, 34, whose last known address was on Sampson Road in Ridgeville.

Police believe McClenton has been staying in motels in the Charleston and North Charleston area and breaking into cars in parking lots along busy roads such as Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, U.S. Highway 17 and Ashley River Road, according to police spokesman Charles Francis.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 577-7434 or leave an anonymous tip at Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.