In Broad Daylight, Thief Shatters Vehicle Windows in Augusta Theater Lot & More

A rash of vehicle break-ins at lunchtime Thursday in Richmond and Columbia counties has led to a massive manhunt for the suspect.


Richmond County authorities say they are looking for a muscular black man over 6-feet tall and driving a silver 2000s SUV. He was last seen in black clothing. Witnesses say the suspect get out of that vehicle and begin breaking the windows of cars.

Deputies were dispatched to Riverwatch Cinemas on Cabela Drive around 12 noon Thursday, where nine vehicles were found with shattered windows.

“It is believed the same subject (s) also broke into several cars on Washington Rd. and also in Columbia County,” sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Shane McDaniel Sr. said in a press release.

No suspect or suspects have been identified as of yet. If you have information, call law enforcement at 706-821-1080.

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