Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Seeks the Public’s Help in Rochester Highway Burglary Investigation


(Walhalla, SC)--------------------------------------The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help today in regards to a burglary investigation of a business on Rochester Highway near Old Clemson Highway and Seneca that occurred Wednesday evening. Deputies are also seeking the public’s help in identifying a man in relation to the incident


Deputies from the Uniform Patrol Division responded to Upstate Materials Thursday around 7:36am due to reports of a burglary. When deputies arrived on scene, they spoke with an employee who discovered that entry had been made into the business.


Deputies discovered that the office had been ransacked and items had been stolen from the office. The burglary appears to have occurred sometime between 7:30pm and 8:30pm Wednesday. Evidence gathered during the investigation shows at tall white male inside the office, wearing tennis shoes, jeans, a plaid button-up shirt and a camouflage hat.


Investigators and the Crime Scene Unit responded to continue gathering evidence. Through further investigation, it was learned that a man wearing some similar clothing was seen walking later Wednesday evening on Rochester Highway, about two miles from the scene of the burglary.


At this time, Investigators do not believe that this incident, or the person needing to be identified, are connected with an attempted break-in of an ATM at the Wells Fargo branch on Rochester Highway near Keowee Key that occurred earlier Thursday morning.


If you have any information regarding this burglary of Upstate Materials Wednesday evening on Rochester Highway near Old Clemson Highway, or were traveling Rochester Highway between Old Clemson Highway and Wynmere Way Wednesday evening between 7:30pm and 10pm, please contact Crimestoppers to leave a tip at www.oconeesccrimestoppers.com. You can also leave a tip via the free P3 app.


Anyone with information can also contact the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office directly at 864-638-4111.


You don’t have to give your name when you contact Crimestoppers and all information provided is confidential. If you tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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