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Sheriff’s Office

A 14-year-old called deputies at 7:26 p.m. Friday to report being robbed more than once.

The suspects made away with his iPhone and cash.

The teen said he was near the Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School gym area when a male wearing a black shirt and red pants approached him and asked if he could use his phone, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The teen agreed, but after the male used the phone, he wouldn’t give it back and ran toward Roosevelt Gardens Apartments.

The teen said he ran after the thief, but another male wearing a gray sweater and gray sweatpants approached him and asked him if he had any money, the report said.

Unsure if the male had a weapon, the teen handed over $20.

The teen then headed back to the school and a third male wearing a purple shirt and blue jeans approached him.

The male grabbed the teen by the neck and tried to choke him, the report said. The teen gave him $15 and managed to get away from him.

Campus surveillance video cameras captured the incident.

In other reports:

  • A Neeses man said while he was out hunting, someone else hunted his truck.

The man reported Friday morning that he left his 2008 white Ford F250 SuperCab unlocked with the keys in the ignition at the 4700 block of Ninety-Six Road.

  • When he returned from hunting, he discovered the $12,000 truck was gone. An employee at the Okonite warehouse on Rowesville Road reported Saturday that copper was stolen and a transformer was damaged.

The estimated value of the stolen copper is $2,700 and damage is estimated at $2,000.

  • Someone stole a Carry-On 6-by-12 foot utility trailer from a residence on Gardner Road in North sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning.

The trailer is valued at $1,500.


Crime Reporter

Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 15 years.

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