Two Orangeburg men have been charged with breaking into a downtown jewelry store at night.
Isaiah Flood of 1048 Doyle Street #54 and Damon Lamont Kinloch have each been charged with violent second-degree burglary. A third suspect has not yet been charged.
The two 18-year-olds allegedly broke into Andrae and Company Jewelers on Russell Street around 12:18 a.m. Wednesday. Warrants claim Flood admitted to the crime.
Orangeburg Department of Public Safety officers arrived at the business after a security alarm was activated.
When officers arrived, they saw glass spread along the front lobby of the store with more glass around the back of the display counters.
A turning display case, located on the main display counter, was open and several items were missing.
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A large jewelry box was open and had been sorted through.
Several pieces of jewelry were on the floor next to the box.
Eight silver and gold Pulsar watches and 20 pairs of 14-karat gold earrings were stolen. The stolen items are valued at about $3,000.
Orangeburg Municipal Judge Barney Houser set Flood’s bond at $50,000 and Kinloch’s bond at $100,000.
If convicted on the charges, the men could spend a maximum of 15 years in prison. They would not be eligible for parole until they served one-third of their sentences.
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