Beaufort News

Burglar raids fridge, steals toaster while St. Helena Island man attends wake

A St. Helena Island man returned home from a wake in Bluffton on Sunday to find a burglar had raided his refrigerator and made off with his toaster and microwave, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report.

The burglar struck between 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday, taking several items including ice cream, soda, booze, cooking spices, flour and sugar as well as dishes, small kitchen appliances and 12 gallons of gasoline from the Storyteller Road home, according to the report.

The burglar may have gotten into the locked home by making an L-shaped cut in a screen door, according to the report.

Joan McDonough: 843-706-8125, @IPBG_Joan