Sheriff’s Office

Two unknown armed robbers demanded money from a store cashier in the Providence community on New Year’s Eve.

Deputies responded to Hutto’s Exxon at 1182 Good Farm Road, Holly Hill, at 3:48 p.m. where the clerk told them that two men entered the store, presented a handgun and demanded money.

The cashier said the men fled in a dark blue or black vehicle.

If anyone has information about this robbery, they are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

In other reports:

  • An 11-year-old male was treated at the Regional Medical Center shortly before 5 p.m. on Dec. 30 for minor injuries he sustained to his left index finger while playing with a .22-caliber rifle.

The child's father, who transported him to the RMC, said the injuries occurred between 2:30 and 4:33 p.m.

  • A Main Avenue man called deputies on New Year’s Eve to report an armed robbery. According to the report, the incident took place between 2:30 and 2:59 a.m.

No other details were available at press time.

  • A New Hope Road woman reported Dec. 30 that someone stole her washing machine and clothes dryer.
  • An Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities official called deputies at 10:55 a.m. on Dec. 30 to a Glenzell Road residence to report the theft of electricity.

An OCSO bulletin of recent incidents noted the homeowner is unknown and no one resides at the house.

  • On Dec. 30, deputies responded to a call from a Bair Road man who reported that someone burglarized his home between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The man reported the following items were stolen: televisions, sneakers, a gaming system with games and an electronic tablet.

  • A 15-year-old male arrived at the Regional Medical Center just before 4 p.m. on Jan. 1 after getting a BB lodged in his forearm from an accidental discharge of a BB gun.

The teen’s mother transported him to the hospital. She said the incident took place between 12:45 and 3:30 p.m.



of Public Safety

Two Orangeburg men are facing one count each of purse snatching.

Officers arrested a 26-year-old and a 27-year-old at 10 a.m. on Dec. 29.

According to warrants, the 26-year-old man approached a 62-year-old woman from behind as she was unlocking the door of her vehicle in the parking lot of PetSense at 2386 Chestnut St.

The warrant states that he grabbed “the victim’s purse and pulled it from her shoulder, then fled as the passenger in a green Honda Accord with a blue paper tag.”

Another warrant charges the 27-year-old man with driving his accomplice to the parking lot and standing by while the 26-year-old snatched the woman’s purse.

Officers located the two men a short time later in the vehicle matching the description the victim had provided.

Purse snatching is a misdemeanor offense.


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