North Charleston police release photos of suspect in jewelry store burglaries

Investigators believe this man pulled off three jewelry stores in North Charleston recently.

North Charleston police have released photos of a suspect in three jewelry store burglaries.

Investigators believe the same man pulled off all three burglaries, and possibly other burglaries in other jurisdictions, North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.

The most recent incident was Monday at Polly’s Jewelry on Rivers Avenue. An alarm went off about 1:30 a.m., and an officer found a window shattered, according to an incident report.

Video from the store showed a white man with something black covering the lower half of his face, wearing a long-sleeved camouflage shirt, gray pants, white hat with brown writing and black shoes, according to the report. The owner was doing an inventory to find out what was missing.

A window was broken out of the same jewelry store about 3:40 a.m. on Aug. 30. Store video showed a light-skinned man with a white cloth covering the lower half of his face entering the store. Again, an inventory was being conducted to discover what was taken.

Zales at Tanger Outlets was burglarized about 6 a.m. on Aug. 11. A security guard chased a man carrying a trash can from the store after seeing a window broken, according to a police report. The guard described the man as white, between 25 and 35 years old, between 5 feet 5 and 8 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds.

A video showed the man was wearing a light gray hoodie with USC on the chest. He broke into several cases and took earrings, watches and rings, according to the report. Most of the items spilled out of the trash can when he tripped while running away, the guard told police.

Investigators don’t see a connection between the North Charleston burglaries and the one in Summerville this month in which three men from Charlotte was arrested, he said.

Anyone with information about the North Charleston burglaries is asked to call police at 554-5700 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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