Charleston police: Man walks into downtown apartment, takes cash and beer, tries on hats

Police say this man took beer and $85 from a downtown apartment Saturday night.

An apparently intoxicated man walked into a downtown Charleston apartment Saturday night, helped himself to three beers in the refrigerator and tried on hats after being told to leave, the residents told police.

Two female residents of the apartment near St. Philip and Cannon streets told police they thought the man, who appeared to be in his 20s, was just drunk until they discovered items scattered around and $85 missing from a wallet. That’s when they showed police photos they said they had taken of him inside the apartment.

According to the incident report, two of the residents woke up around 10:15 p.m. to discover the man in the dining room. He told them he didn’t know his name and lived somewhere near the College of Charleston library. After they said he should leave, he walked into the kitchen, took three Holy City beers from the refrigerator and put on their hats. As he was leaving the apartment, he threw one of the beers across St. Philip Street before walking east on Cannon toward King Street.

Police didn’t say if they recovered the beer can. The residents said the apartment door was not locked.

The suspect is described as 20 to 25 years old, 6 feet tall, weighing 170 to 185 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Any information with information is asked to call dispatch at 843-743-7200 and ask for the on-duty Charleston police detective or leave a tip with Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

Reach Dave Munday at 843-937-5553.