Columbia police have identified the man they say stole $5,000 in electronics from a downtown hair salon.

Charles Knox, 35, is charged with second degree burglary and larceny. Knox is currently housed at the Orangeburg County Detention Center on unrelated charges.

Investigators say Knox broke into Metropolis Salon and Dry Bar at 1218 Taylor Street on July 7, where he stole approximately $5,000 worth of items, including computers and other electronics.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

  • Call 888-CRIME-SC.
  • TEXT “TIPSC” to CRIMES (274637), followed by the tip information.
  • LOG ON to, and click on the red “Submit a Tip” tab.

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