Mystery checking account charges believed tied to Mt. Pleasant mail snatcher

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The search is on for a man who's suspected of swiping mail from Mount Pleasant mailboxes since July and using the info to make big ticket local purchases.

Here's the release, from their Web site:

MT PLEASANT, SC - Mt Pleasant Police investigators are asking the public for help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in a number of mail thefts that have occurred in Mt Pleasant since July.

Police believe the suspect is taking mail out of residential mailboxes and using victims' checking account information to purchase expensive items such as laptop computers and GPS units, police public information officer Capt. Stan Gragg said. The purchases are being made at several area Wal-Mart stores.

After the purchase, the suspect is returning the items to the store for cash refunds, Gragg said.

Police have released surveillance videos from several Walmart stores that show a man they think is responsible for the thefts. In two of the videos, he is wearing a white polo shirt with blue stripes and a blue Nike hat. In other videos, he is wearing a a polo shirt and a baseball cap.

The suspect was last seen driving a late-model, white sedan.
If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.
Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 554-1111 or Texters can send anonymous tips to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPCSL".

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