of Public Safety

An Orangeburg man says a repo company stole his truck, according to an ODPS incident report.

The man says his Ford 2000 white pick-up truck was parked in front of his Broughton Street business on Tuesday.

He then noticed a repo truck come by and take his vehicle.

The man said two men came to his business last week inquiring about pickup orders on his truck, but they have the wrong truck.

He said he has the title to the truck.

The truck has a blue stripe, 18-inch chrome wheels and a brush guard on the front.

The value of the truck is estimated to be $12,000.

Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Office

Two local businesses were targeted for their cigarettes Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Someone used a blunt object to break the front glass to the Family Dollar on Old Edisto Drive around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to an Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office incident report.

The burglar entered the store and stole 80 packs of Marlboros and Newports with a total value of about $421. The suspect also took four PowerPlay phone chargers valued at $40, according to the report.

The burglar wore black clothing, rain/work boots, gloves and a white shirt over the head area, the report states.

Early Wednesday morning, someone stole approximately $2,000 worth of cigarettes from the Youngs Gas Station on Cannon Bridge Road.

The thief placed the cigarettes into a trash can and took the trash can, the report states.

Officials believe the thief was 6 feet tall and wearing a purple shirt, dark pants and dark ski mask.

In other reports:

• Someone stole a 52-inch television and laptop computer from a Roosevelt Gardens Apartments residence while the owner was at work Tuesday.

The items were valued at $1,300. The burglar kicked in the door, causing about $500 in damage.

• An air conditioning unit was stolen from an Orangeburg residence on Bryan Drive Tuesday afternoon.

The unit was valued at $5,000.


Gene Zaleski is a reporter/staff writer with The Times and Democrat.

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