Police searching for suspect in cell phone theft

Staff Report

The Charleston Police Department is attempting to locate the individual in the attached photo in connection with a stolen cell phone.

The suspect, an unknown heavy-set black male, entered Discount Tobacco Warehouse and pocketed a cell phone left by a previous customer. The male proceeded to pay for his items in cash and exited the store.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Charleston Police Department at 217-345-8422 or by messaging them through Facebook. Information can also be left by contacting Coles County Crime Stoppers at 866-345-8488, all information is anonymous. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.