Four accused of burglarizing $400k in electronics from Verizon stores | Crime
CAMDEN, SC (WIS) - Four people, including a pair of teenagers, are accused of stealing $20,000 in electronic devices from Verizon stores across the state.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says investigators with the Camden Police Department, Aiken Department of Public Safety, Columbia Police and his own department worked together to make the arrests.
Karen Moody, 24, Rodney Robinson, 40, and a 16 and 14-year-old are charged with burglary and larceny, with additional charges possible. They were arrested Monday at the Verizon Store on West Dekalb Street in Camden. Lott says a Camden Police officer saw them breaking into the business just after 3 am. After a short foot chase, the four were arrested with the help of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department, SLED and Kershaw County Emergency Management.
Lott says investigators determined the four had burglarized Verizon stores in Forest Acres, Columbia, Lexington County, Orangeburg County, and Aiken County and Richland County since January. As much as $20,000 in merchandise was stolen from each store.
He said numerous cell phones and iPads were stolen. Some were sold on Craigslist and some were found at Moody's home on RockyKnoll Drive in Columbia. About half of the stolen merchandise has been recovered.
Moody and Robinson were taken to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. The teens were taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
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