Deputies: Thieves hit Walterboro "Lights of Peniel" Christmas display, steal $6K in lights

Colleton County Sheriff's Office (File, WCIV)

Update, Dec. 5, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - Colleton County Sheriff's Office deputies say the Christmas lights display stolen from a Walterboro family has been recovered.


The Colleton County Sheriff's Office is investigating after roughly $6,000 in handcrafted Christmas lights were stolen from a community lights display.

Deputies say someone drove onto the Crosby family's property on Peniel Road outside Walterboro between Friday and Monday, stealing four displays: an animated Jack-in-the-box, animated drums and drumsticks, a mustang, and a tricycle.

The sheriff's office says Barry Crosby and his wife make the display by hand, and put on a light show dubbed the "Lights of Peniel" each year. The public is welcomed to visit the large display.

It also says the family often pays more than $1,000 a month in electricity bills to run the display.

The family is offering a reward for information leading to the recovery of the items.

Anyone with information is asked to call (843) 549-2211.

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