Surfside Beach police arrest man accused of breaking into Benjamin’s Bakery

William Raynor
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Published: Feb. 5, 2023 at 10:03 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 5, 2023 at 10:04 AM EST
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SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Police say a man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into a local bakery late last year.

The Surfside Beach Police Department said 51-year-old William Raynor was arrested on Feb. 1 after a resident reported a suspicious person checking door handles on vehicles.

Raynor is accused of throwing a brick through the door of Benjamin’s Bakery on Dec. 15, 2022. Police said he then stole a bucket containing donation money from the counter.

Police: Burglar steals from donation bucket from Benjamin’s Bakery in Surfside Beach
Police: Burglar steals from donation bucket from Benjamin’s Bakery in Surfside Beach(Surfside Beach PD/Facebook)

Authorities added another nearby business, Color Outside the Lines Hair Studio, was also damaged in the incident.

Raynor is also charged in connection to a stolen vehicle incident on Jan. 26, That’s when police said he stole a Lexus from a home on the 300 block of North Ocean Boulevard.

The victim told police their vehicle was damaged due to an attempt to hot-wire it.

Police said Raynor was arrested on similar charges last year, but online records show he was released on bond on Dec. 6, 2022 - a little over a week before the alleged break-in at Benjamin’s Bakery.

Raynor now faces another list of charges, including:

  • Second-degree burglary
  • Attempted burglary
  • Malicious damage to property
  • Petit larceny
  • Grand larceny
  • Breaking into motor vehilces

As of Sunday, Raynor is being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on an over $40,000 bond.

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