Police are still looking for a man who broke into Hyman’s Seafood in the middle of the night last Friday by kicking his way through two locked doors.
A manager called police around 9 a.m. Friday after discovering that someone had gotten through a locked double door on Meeting Street, located the manager’s office on the first floor, and kicked his way into that room as well. When police arrived, the manager told them that nothing appeared to be missing from the office, but the estimated cost of the damage to the doors is $400. The manager said employees of a cleaning company had been inside the popular downtown restaurant that night but had left via the rear door and locked it at 2:10 a.m.
Surveillance camera footage shows that a black male in black pants, a black jacket, a black beanie, and a T-shirt that hung below the jacket started pacing the block in front of the restaurant at 2:36 a.m., talking on his cellular phone most of the time. By 3:10 a.m., the man had broken into the office and started rifling through the desk drawers and filing cabinet, still holding the phone to his ear. He did this for about a minute before leaving.
Based on the footage, the man is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years old, about 6 feet tall with a medium build. He wore a black glove on his right hand and held the cell phone with his left hand. If you have any information about the robbery, call the Charleston Police Department at (843) 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.