Police ask for public’s help in fireworks theft

EASLEY — A man is being sought by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office in connection with the theft of fireworks at a convenience store last week, and officials hope the public can provide assistance in locating him.

Chief deputy Creed Hashe said the theft occurred July 3 at the Hot Spot on Calhoun Memorial Highway in Easley. Hashe said a store surveillance system captured an unknown man as he left the location without paying for approximately $400 in fireworks removed from a display inside the business.

The suspect has been described as a black male, approximately 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds and wearing a white T-shirt, blue jean shorts and a red hat at the time of the theft.

Hashe said the sheriff’s office released surveillance photos to local media and asks anyone with information regarding the identity of the man to contact the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 898-5500 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.