CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — Investigators across the Lowcountry are trying to to find a white van that may have been used for multiple crimes.
Utility trailers were stolen by a white van from Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Remount Road and Germain Dermatology in Mount Pleasant.
An attempted theft took place at American Biker in Ladson on Monday. Rich Worley is the owner of American Biker. “We came in early on Monday morning and noticed that our gate had been broken into.”
They looked at their security camera video and discovered this white van had, “backed up to one of the trailers, attempted to take the trailer, but we do have some locks on them. They were unable to get the lock off. They got frustrated and drove off quite quickly out of the parking lot.”
Worley wanted to find the criminal or criminals who did this. “We instantly took some pictures of the surveillance tapes and posted them to our Facebook page. And immediately Facebook just exploded. We had numerous people that also put up pictures of the exact same van stealing trailers from different counties all around Charleston.”
This white van DID end up taking a box trailer from Germain Dermatology in Mount Pleasant. A white box trailer was also stolen from Aldersgate United Methodist. Charleston County Sheriff’s office tells us they are investigating at least one similar crime involving a white van. Colleton County is also investigating a trailer theft by a white van.
The Ford van in security photos is a white extended van with missing front hubcaps, and writing on the passenger door. There may also be some damage to the front of the van.
“We had trailers and other things stolen before, that’s why we have the security gate up and the security cameras. It’s just an awful feeling when you really work hard to make a living here and have somebody come in late at night and try to take it from you.”
If you have any information on the white van, or who the suspects are, call Crime stoppers at 843-554-1111.