Charleston police believe two burglaries on Market Street Monday are connected, police spokesman Charles Francis said.
Officers were dispatched to The Fudgery, at 90 N. Market St., about 6:45 a.m. after a manager noticed traces of vandalism to the business’ right glass door, an incident report states.
The manager told police two cash registers containing about $340 were stolen.
Shortly before, at 5:48 a.m., police responded to a Gucci store, at 132 Market St., after a broken glass alarm was triggered.
The store’s Market Street side display window was shattered and several belts were dropped, likely by the suspect, on and near the store’s steps, a report states.
Surveillance video shows what appears to be two male suspects wearing all black take about 1 minute, 30 seconds to commit the burglary, the report states.
The suspects reportedly stole about $48,170 worth of merchandise, including several handbags, jackets and belts.
A witness reportedly saw a maroon van with tinted windows parked on Market Street outside the store with the engine on and lights off.
Police have not identified any suspects in either case.
We will continue to update this story as details are available.