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Deputies seek person who broke into library 3 times

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(Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)
(Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Deputies are looking for a person they believe has broken into a Richland County Public Library branch three times during the past two months.

The first burglary happened on July 17. The suspect broke out a rear window at the Richland County Public Library located at 7490 Parklane Road to get in. The suspect stole a Jamex coin tower containing money and a Sharpe cash register containing cash. The estimated value of stolen items and damage to the building is $1,450.

Then, on August 15, the suspect again broke out a rear window and stole two Jamex coin towers which contained an undetermined amount of cash. Also listed as stolen were a Sharpe model cash register which contained $20.00 and various assorted envelopes containing $49.00. The estimated value of stolen items and damage to the building is $6,419.00.

Finally, on August, the suspect broke a rear window and then an office door window. After rummaging through desk drawers, the suspect stole another Jamex coin tower. The estimated value of stolen items, including include damage to the building is $3,540.00.

Sheriff Leon Lott said investigators are following up on leads and questioning possible witnesses.

If you know anything about these incidents or know the whereabouts of the person involved, you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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