RCSD: Suspect Broke Victim’s Finger During Theft at Belk


Benjamin Kearse

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – A male suspect is being sought in connection with three shoplifting incidents at the Belk’s department store located in the 600 block of Promenade Place.

Benjamin Kearse, 52, is accused of stealing seven polo shirts and jackets valued at $1,400 from the store between October 2 and October 28.

While fleeing the location on October 28, Kearse assaulted a store employee, breaking the victim’s finger authorities say.

To receive up to $1000 for information about the crime, citizens are encouraged to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways: call 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372), text to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with “TIPSC,” followed by the tip information or go to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the “Submit a tip” tab.

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Categories: Local News, Richland