Suspect in Lancaster Car Wash Break-In Still Unknown
LANCASTER, S.C. -- UPDATE: The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office arrested a man in connection for a string of larcenies.
Corey Cook, 36, was charged with larcenies occurring in the Great Falls Highway area of Lancaster. Investigators received information that Cook may be a possible suspect and obtained a search warrant for his residence Wednesday. During the search of the property, investigators located stolen property and other items that linked Cook to the crimes.
In August of 2012, Cooke caused damage of $2000 or less to a Polar Ice machine at 1746 Great Falls Hwy and stole money from the machine. He was charged with Malicious Injury to Property $2,000 or less and Petit Larceny $2,000 or less.
In Decemeber of 2012, Cook returned to the ice machine. This time he was charged with Malicious Injury to Property more than $2,000 less than $10,000 and Petit Larceny $2,000 or less.
Cook is currently incarcerated at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.
On the morning of February 13, 2013, Deputies were dispatched to the Laser Car Wash located at 1714 Airport Rd. Lancaster, S.C. after a citizen reported hearing an audible alarm. Upon arrival deputies found that an unknown person had broken into the machine at the car wash where the money was stored. An undisclosed amount of money was stolen from the machine.
Surveillance video from the scene was recovered which showed an unidentified white male, described as tall and thin, enter the area at approximately 5:00 a.m. and use a pry bar to break into the machine.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information on the identity or location of those responsible for this or any crimes in the Lancaster area to call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 283-4136 or contact Crimestopper’s at 1-888-Crime SC (1-888-274-6372) or you can e-mail or text your anonymous tip to: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com