Gun, money stolen from downtown Charleston liquor store

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Surveillance video shows a man breaking into a downtown Charleston liquor store on Dec. 26 and stealing a handgun and money from the store.{}

According to police, Burris Liquor Store on Meeting Street was burglarized in the early morning hours of Dec. 26. Police said surveillance video shows a masked man breaking a window at 1:30 a.m. After 90 minutes, the man entered the store an stole a .38-caliber handgun and an undetermined amount of cash from the registers.{}

Officers found the security system's communication lines had also been severed.{}

Police said there were no reported alarm activations for Dec. 26.{}

Police described the man as a black man under 6 feet tall wearing a tan jacket, dark jeans, white tennis shoes and a ski mask.{}