Authorities are searching for a burglary suspect they say has repeatedly broken into a branch of the Richland County Public Library.
Sheriff Leon Lott calls the person a menace and says an arrest is overdue.
Lott says investigators believe the same unidentified suspect has broken a rear window to gain entry into the county library in the 7400 block of Parklane Road three times in the past six weeks.
In the most recent incident on August 27th, the suspect also broke through an office door, rummaged through desk drawers and stole a coin tower.
On August 15th, two coin towers, a cash register and various envelopes containing money were taken.
And back on July 17th, another coin tower and a cash register were stolen.
The sheriff says the estimated value of the stolen items and money – plus damages – comes to more than $11,000.
Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 1-(888) CRIME-SC.