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Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office

Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Office

A person in a skeleton-like mask robbed employees at the Dollar General on Porcher Avenue in Eutawville late Monday night.

Deputies answered a call to assist the Eutawville Police Department for a “freshly committed armed robbery” at 11:13 p.m.

Employees said the robber was wearing a gray jacket, black shirt, black pants, black shoes, blue latex gloves and a mask with a hood attached to it.

They said the mask was “skeleton-like,” the report states.

They also stated the person did not say anything, but used hand motions “for what he or she wanted them to do,” the report states.

The silent, skeleton-masked robber forced the employees to open the store’s safe and place cash in a yellow Dollar General bag.

The robber then exited the store, walking in an unknown direction.

The Eutawville Police Department is handling the investigation.

In unrelated reports:

  • A Tee Vee Road man reported Monday that someone stole his 2008 gray Ford Crown Victoria from his Elloree residence while he was out of town between Nov. 21 and Nov. 23.

The vehicle was involved in a vehicle pursuit with the Santee Police Department on Nov. 21. It was recovered.

  • A construction contractor reported Monday morning that someone stole items from a storage trailer at a worksite on Citadel Drive.

The stolen items include a yellow laser level, a Bosch hammer drill and a concrete float.

The items are valued at $1,285.

Orangeburg

Department

of Public Safety

Someone stole a pocketbook from the front seat of an Orangeburg woman's vehicle Sunday afternoon while her 13-year-old daughter and 12-year-old nephew were in the back seat, according to a police incident report.

The children were not injured in the incident.

The mother went to a McKewn Street residence around 12:22 p.m. to pick up her friend's daughter. The mother left the children in the back seat of the vehicle while she went inside the residence.

Her nephew came inside and said that a black male wearing a black hoodie “with bumps on his face” opened the unsecured passenger front door, took the pocketbook and walked away, the report states.

When the daughter got out of the vehicle, the male and two other subjects took off running down Carolina Avenue and turned onto Highland Street.

The women tried to chase the subjects but ended up losing them, the report states.

The stolen purse contained two wallets with a total of $940 inside as well as bank, credit and gift cards. Perfume and an Apple iPhone charger were also in the purse.

The total value of the stolen items was $1,045.

In another report, a Fletcher Street woman reported an unknown subject broke into her apartment over the Thanksgiving holiday and stole money, jewelry and clothes.

The woman said about $550 worth of cash was stolen, as well as about 3,000 or more scratch-off tickets, a Michael Kors watch and an 18-karat gold necklace and bracelet.

The woman's toothbrush and toothbrush case as well as her DVD stand were all misplaced.

A pork chop bone was left on her bedroom dresser, according to the report. The victim said she did not leave the pork chop bone on the dresser.

It was unclear if the pork chop bone was cooked and eaten during the burglary, according to the report.

Officers removed the pork chop bone, toothbrush, toothbrush case and other evidence for analysis.

The stolen items were valued at $5,100.

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Staff Writer

Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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