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Police Blotter: Duo gets away with thousands from WalMart

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012

  • Updated Wednesday, November 28, 2012 5:17 am

Two men who were able to get away with more than $3,100 in cash from Georgetown’s Walmart store are believed to be the same pair who pulled off a similar crime in Berkeley County.
The two men walked into the local store Nov. 17 and walked over to  a register and opened it using a key they had with them. They took about $830 from that register.
About five minutes later they opened a second register and took about $390.
Another $1,920 was taken from a third register before the men left the store in an SUV.
Police say one of the men stood in front of the one removing the cash so he would not be seen.
About an hour after the incident in Georgetown, the same men allegedly stole money from the Moncks Corner Walmart.
So far, no arrests have been made.

Robbery at Buzz’s Roost

An employee of Buzz’s Roost on Front Street was robbed at gunpoint at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
The worker said he was in the office counting money when an unknown man walked in holding a gun in his hand.
“The suspect kept repeating ‘give me da loot. Give me da loot,’” the report states.
The victim said the man never actually said he was going to shoot him but he did feel his life was in danger.
He gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash and the man fled the restaurant.

Smashing pumpkins

A deputy was sent to the 200 block of Knight Circle in Murrells Inlet because of a suspicious man who had attempted to enter a home.
A second caller said the stranger was standing in the driveway of another person.
When the officer arrived he saw the 30-year Pawleys Island man standing in the driveway next to a smashed pumpkin.
When the officer told the man to remove his hand from his pocket, he complied and a water hose nozzle fell on the ground.
The man was apparently under the influence and told the deputy he thought he was at his own house. When he was advised it was not his house he said “I know I am not supposed to be here.”
The pumpkin that was destroyed and the water hose nozzle both belonged to the man in whose driveway the suspect was located.
The suspect was charged with disorderly conduct.

Identity theft

A man from Colony Point Drive in Georgetown said he was checking his credit Nov. 16 because of the state's computer hacking situation when he discovered a problem. He said there was a collection notice from Comcast Cable in the amount of $396.
He said he learned his identity had been used by someone in Riverdale, Illinois. The suspect's name is unknown.
The man said he has not been to Illinois in at least five years.

Theft at the Y

Someone took $150 from two lock boxes at The Y on Browns Ferry Road Nov. 15 or 16. There are no suspects and an employee said the thief may have used a key from her desk to open the boxes. She said $100 was taken from one box and $50 from the other.

Burglaries and break-ins

• 100 block of Scotch Drive in Andrews, Nov. 15. Taken: A clothes dryer.
• Thurman Road, Nov. 12. Taken: A camera, a switchblade knife and $3 in cash.
• 300 block of Minnow Drive in Pawleys Island, between Nov. 1 and 11. Taken: 10 guns.
• 200 block of Handy Hill Drive, Nov. 4. Taken: $250 in change, $650 worth of jewelry.

Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
– Compiled by Scott Harper


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