Electronics are stolen from home

A Flossie Lane man is missing more than $14,000 worth of electronics after a break-in.

The man said that he returned home Tuesday around 5:40 p.m. and discovered someone had forced entry into his residence.

He said a Mac computer, a Digi mixing console, a Macbook, a 50-inch ISO-brand flatscreen TV, a 32-inch Toshiba TV, several cameras and pieces of photographic equipment were stolen.

The homeowner said he would provide deputies with serial numbers. Counting household goods, the total loss was $15,150.

In other reports:

* A Magnolia Street businessman is missing cash and firearms after someone ripped their way into his facility.

The owner of the Mechanic Shop told deputies that around 8 a.m. Monday, he discovered someone had ripped a hole in his building and forced their way inside.

Cash, a 42-inch flat screen TV, a 32-Vizio flatscreen TV, a 12-gauge Remington 1100 shotgun and a .380-caliber handgun were missing.

According to the owners, surveillance video was turned over to investigators.

* A Simpson Street man reported nearly $4,000 worth of electronics and yard equipment stolen.

The man said Sunday that he had been out of town. When he returned he discovered someone had taken a Troybilt riding mower, a YardPro riding mower, three push mowers, a chain saw and two TVs.

* An Oxford Drive woman called deputies after her $2,500 riding mower was stolen.

The woman said she last saw her 2009 Cub Cadet riding mower on its trailer in her yard around 10 p.m. Sunday. But by 5 a.m. Monday the rider and trailer were gone.

Orangeburg Department of Public Safety

ODPS has announced an increased number of residential burglaries affecting areas centered around Ellis Avenue and adjoining side streets, from Gibson Street up to the Colleton Street area, with high concentrations focusing on the Sawyer street side of Ellis Avenue.

Authorities ask that you immediately report any suspicious activity, such as: suspicious persons or vehicles that do not appear to belong in the area, open or broken doors to other residences, broken windows or anything out of the ordinary.

Also, an increased number of thefts from motor vehicles has been noticed. The affected areas are spread across the city. Make sure that you remove any valuables from your vehicle, including GPS devices, cell phones, purses and handbags, money and electronics.

You may contact Public Safety with your concerns or to report a crime at 803-534–2812.

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