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Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Office

Someone stole tools from the campus of Holly Hill Academy last week.

A person building a new concession stand arrived at the worksite on the morning of April 5 and discovered that someone stole a Hitachi frame nailer, a DeWalt jigsaw, a Bosch brad nailer, a Bosch stapler, a half-inch DeWalt drill, a Bowers cordless grinder, a Craftsman multi-purpose tool, drill and hole saw bits, a hammer, two five-gallon cans and a brown toolbelt.

The value of the items stolen from the Bunch Ford Road school site is $1,172.

The person building the concession stand stated that the tools belong to him.

Deputies began direct patrol of the area for the next few weeks.

In other reports:

• On Friday morning, a Bonnette Road man called deputies to his Cope home after he discovered that someone broke into his residence and stole $5,000 in tools. He didn’t provide a detailed list of the tools that were missing.

• Someone stole a 2010 white Chevrolet Camaro from the En Mark gas station at 2083 St. Matthews Road at 2:06 a.m. Saturday, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The owner of the vehicle reported the theft a little after noon.

He told deputies that he arrived at the gas station and left his vehicle unlocked with the motor running at a gas pump while he went inside the business.

He noted that he was inside of the store for no longer than two minutes.

A deputy reviewed the surveillance video at the store.

He saw a male wearing a white, red and black long-sleeved shirt, black pants and white shoes exit a gold Chevy Cruze at 2:07 a.m.

The male stood outside of the vehicle for a moment.

An unknown male exited the store. He was wearing a black and red hoodie, a red sweater cap with the hood pulled over it, black washed-out style jeans and white sneakers.

The two males exchanged something by hand.

The driver of the Cruz then entered the Camaro and backed out of the parking lot, the report said. The man in the hoodie entered the Cruze and drove away.

The value of the Camaro is $4,695.

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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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