Crime beat

  • Thursday, October 11, 2012

Powdered mailbox
A Summerville woman flagged down an officer on patrol on Simmons Avenue. As it turned out, she was reporting a case of vandalism. Apparently, unknown miscreants covered her mailbox with flour; they also poured about a half-inch of flour on the inside of the mailbox as well.
The box sustained no monetary damage.

Disorganized deposits
The loss prevention officer of the Burke’s Outlet on Bacons Bridge Road reported that the bank deposits recently have been coming up short. A review of the deposit book showed delays in some of the deposit dates and it appears there’s a shortfall of some $1,265.
The loss prevention officer has interviewed three employees about the situation and pulled DVDs of surveillance video depicting them with deposits.
The case is under investigation.

Armed robbery
A Ladson man reported that he went to visit a friend who was staying at the nearby Economy Inn. However, he discovered the friend was not in so he left. As he was walking through the parking lot, he said several black male subjects asked him who he was and who he knew around there accosted him. The man said he told them he didn’t know them, so one of them shoved him against a wall and punched him and another hit him with a handgun and took his cell phone and $130 cash from his pocket.

Armed robbery II
A Summerville man reported that he and his mother had just returned home from a pharmacy to their residence in South Main Mobile Home Park when three unknown white males wearing black masks attacked him. He said they hit him in the head with a blunt object and then one of them grabbed his mother, who was still sitting in the car. He said he did not know who they were but they did get away with 130 Oxycodone pills. He believes they left the scene in a vehicle but does not know what type of vehicle.
Officers found a hammer and a glove nearby.

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