Man who stole American flag banners in Greenville caught say police

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Nelson Castillo, Jr.

GREENVILLE (WSPA) – Greenville Police say they arrested a man who stole American flag banners from businesses thanks to tips after video of the crime was released.

Greenville Police announced the arrest of Nelson Castillo, Jr. of Anderson on a charge of larceny, petit larceny on Wednesday.

Investigators released video of someone stealing American flag banners from three businesses in July. One of the businesses was a salon on Laurens Road that put the banner up for the 4th of July.

Police said it was the second straight year someone took a banner from that business.

Greenville Police released video of the theft last month on social media and say they received a tip that led to Castillo, Junior’s arrest.