LANCASTER — The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man linked to three overnight burglaries over the past two months.
Dennis Michael Robertson, 45, of Lancaster is charged with three counts of second-degree burglary, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
Robertson is accused of breaking into the Crow’s Nest on Charlotte Highway on Sept. 3, the Elgin Mini Mart on Kershaw Camden Highway on Oct. 1, both in Lancaster, and the Pleasant Hill Mini Mart on Kershaw Camden Highway in Heath Springs on Oct. 23, the release states.
It’s unclear whether the burglar stole money or items from the Crow’s Nest, but police say the suspect stole the cash register from the Elgin Mini Mart and took cash from the drawer at the Pleasant Hill Mini Mart.
“This is just another example of how repeat offenders continue to be a problem,” said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.
Robertson was just released from the S.C. Department of Corrections on Aug. 1, where he served about three years on a six-year sentence for burglary, the release states.
“It’s frustrating for us because we keep having to arrest the same people over and over,” Faile said.
Robertson was arrested on Thursday after the Sheriff’s Office investigated the cases for almost two months, the release states.
He was being held Friday in the Lancaster County Detention Center without bond.
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