Crime beat

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Summerville woman reported that she received an email from a company called “Quick Loans.” She said she called the telephone number provided in the email and spoke to someone with a foreign accent, who informed her that she should go to CVS Pharmacy and buy a Green Dot money card and place $150 credit on it. She said she did this, then called the loan company back to give them the information.
The man then told her she needed to put another $150 on the Green Dot Card and once he received that, the company would place a loan of $3,300 into her bank account. Again, she did this, and provided them with her bank account information. However, by the end of the day she had received no money and could not get back into contact with the company.
She said she did contact her bank and advised them to watch her account.

Strong-arm robbery
An unknown white male subject entered a pharmacy on Ladson Road and showed the pharmacist a manila folder with the word “Oxycodone” written on it. The pharmacist handed over a 100-count bottle, but told the subject that was the last of it. The subject then fled the store on foot.
The subject was described as a white male of unknown age, about six feet tall with brown hair and wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, and a black beanie cap.

Suspicious activity
An employee of the Treasure Hit on Ashley Phosphate Road reported that two subjects, one of them a juvenile, had attempted to sell a firearm to the business. The adult claimed to be a relative of the minor juvenile. The employee told them that if the rifle’s serial number checked out stolen, then the incident would immediately be reported to law enforcement.
The complainant said the two subjects immediately left the store but came back a little while later and told him they decided not to sell after all. At this point, however, the complainant had already called law enforcement because the firearm had been written up as a sale.
The two subjects left the place again in a hurry. The gun, a .22 rifle, had no serial number and as it turned out, the adult subject had a warrant against him by the North Charleston Police Department. NCPD later caught the subject and arrested him on that warrant.

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