Sheriff's deputies have linked a Charleston man to three burglaries at West Ashley businesses.
Stephen Huggins, 41, of Tomoka Drive, is charged with three counts of second-degree burglary, Charleston County jail records show.
The charges are in connection with two burglaries that were reported this week and a third in October.
An alarm led Charleston County sheriff's deputies to Market Street Munchies, 1727 Ashley River Road, shortly after 9 p.m. on Monday, according to an incident report.
When deputies arrived they saw that the business' front glass door had been smashed and the store ransacked. The shop's cash drawer had been pried open, deputies said.
Investigators determined that only change was taken from the register. Eight pounds of benne wafers, eight pounds of pralines and a pound of fried peanuts also were stolen, the report said.
The nearby Euro Foods store was burglarized around the same time Monday, deputies said. One of the store's employees told deputies that $149 was taken from a register.
Investigators found drops of blood by the register and the store's entrance, deputies said.
Surveillance video showed a man using a rock to break the glass door, then forcing his way inside, according to the report.
The store reported a similar burglary on Oct. 10, deputies said. In that incident, a change box containing about $20 was stolen.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Huggins Wednesday. He is being held at the Charleston County jail pending a bail hearing.
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