S.C. State University Police Department

At least two people are being sought by S.C. State campus police in connection with an armed robbery at University Village over the weekend.

Two people who are not S.C. State students were reportedly robbed at gunpoint just before 7 p.m. Saturday, according to a police incident report.

Moments after the armed robbery occurred, the S.C. State campus alert system sent out the following notification: “Avoid the area of University Village. An armed robbery occurred earlier this evening. Two non-students were robbed at gunpoint. SCSU PD along with local law enforcement are investigating. The suspects were last seen wearing dark colored hoodies.”

An incident report states that the robbers stole $200 in cash and an Apple iPhone.

The investigation is continuing, Chief Joseph Nelson said.

Nelson said the suspects are not students of S.C. State.

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office

A Whaley Street woman claims a man she hired to do some electrical work racked up charges on her Lowe’s credit card.

The woman reported Wednesday that she hired the man in October 2017. She claims he used her Lowe’s credit card for additional expenses: a heater, a generator, a grill, a chainsaw, a turkey fryer and various other items.

She said $6,205.89 was charged to her card.

She hasn’t been able to reach him since.

She told deputies that she doesn’t want to press charges at this time, but only wants the man to return the items or repay her.

In other reports:

  • Someone stole a 2009 cream Chrysler 300 from an Enderly Street yard on Wednesday afternoon.

Deputies responded to the residence at 4:25 p.m. where the vehicle owner said she last saw it at 1:32 p.m.

The vehicle is valued at $4,200.

  • A FedEx driver called deputies at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday to report that someone broke into her van and stole six packages.

Someone shattered the van’s passenger side window to gain entry.

She told deputies that she wasn’t sure what was inside the packages, but they were supposed to have been delivered later in the day.

  • A woman reported that someone stole her purse while she was at the Regional Medical Center on Wednesday night.

She said her daughter left the purse in her room while she went to have an x-ray. When she returned, the purse wasn’t there.

The following items were in the purse: $40 in cash, an Android cellphone and credit cards.

They are valued at $920.


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