There was another crime scene that was reported just a few days ago after another similar burglary occurred just a few days ago before this one at the Seafare Restaurant. Both burglaries are similar, but no official word has been reported if the two are indeed connected. The Conway Police Department needs help from the residents of South Carolina to identify two suspects that raided a theater.
Catina Hipp, who is a spokeswoman for the Conway Police Department, reported that officers responded to a burglary scene at Frank’s Theater, which is located at 220 Rivertown Rd. that occurred around noon on Monday. The manager told the officers that when he arrived at the burglary scene, he saw the office door damaged and the safe cut open. When the officers began investigating the crime scene, they discovered the exterior light and alarm system were disabled.
The police were able to examine the surveillance footage and found that the two suspects forced their way into the office. As they gained access inside, there were seen disabling the security system and then cutting into a large safe around 3:42 a.m. Monday morning. The suspects were dressed in dark clothing with hoods and masks to conceal their identities. A second smaller safe was also broken into, as they were seen removing the hinges and was located in the main office. A machine full of change was also broken into during the time of the burglary.
All in all, a total of about $6,000 was stolen plus $6,000 more in damages alone. Hipp discovered that one of the suspects had been carrying a bag on their left shoulder, while the other suspect was holding a tool in their right hand. Hipp mentioned that the officers are still in the process of obtaining all the surveillance videos to examine the footage. As soon as they become available, they will release some of the stills to the public by showing it through their local news station WMBF, to help with the investigation.
This has been the second burglary that had occurred within the past week. The same break in was approached with a similar fashion in disabling the security systems and then gaining access into the office to cut open the safes. Before this incident occurred, two other men were caught on a surveillance tape that showed them disabling the security system and raiding the Seafare Restaurant in which they also cut open safes stealing an estimated amount of $20,000. However, no connection has been made yet with the two burglaries.