Nov. 6 Crime news in brief
Teen robbed, assaulted on way to game
A 16-year-old boy was reportedly robbed and assaulted while walking to the Aiken High School football game on Friday, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
The victim told officers that he was walking down Teague Street when a woman outside a home asked him if he was going to the football game. He told her that he was, and as the women walked back toward a home, three men exited the home.
One of the men struck the 16-year-old in the face near his left ear, then went into a front pocket and took $6 from him, according to the report. The three men then ran down the street.
The victim was reportedly able to identify all of the participants except for one man who ran away.
Two of the suspects, including the female who is a juvenile, were located at the Aiken High School football stadium. The first suspect was placed in the Aiken County detention center, and the female juvenile was released to a guardian.
Two men break into home, nothing stolen
An Aiken couple reported that two men forced entry into their Reynolds Pond Road home on Sunday night.
According to a report from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, two men forced open a rear sliding door of the home around 9 p.m. Sunday.
The woman told officers she was asleep on the couch, heard the door break and confronted one of the men, who raised his arms up at her as she began to scream, according to the report. Her husband told officers he was awakened by his wife’s screams and saw one of the men confronting her as the second man entered the door.
Both intruders were reportedly wearing shirts over their faces, according to the report. The men then left the home without taking anything or harming either victim.
Two shirts were found behind the home, which the victims said did not belong to them.
Road rage leads to vehicle stolen
A Windsor man told authorities that an apparent case of road rage ended with his vehicle being stolen, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
The 46-year-old man was traveling on U.S. 78 in Windsor around 9:30 p.m. Friday when he tried to pass an unknown red vehicle, according to a report. The red vehicle reportedly increased speed, preventing the victim from passing.
When the man finally passed the red vehicle, it then passed him and got in front of his truck again. The driver of the red vehicle then slammed on brakes.
When the red vehicle stopped near Cadie Crossing, the victim stopped, too, and an unknown man exited the vehicle and approached the victim’s truck. Both men then got into a pushing match when the unknown man got into the victim’s truck and drove away.
The victim suffered abrasions after falling while trying to stop the man from stealing his truck. He reportedly found his truck about a quarter-mile down U.S. 78 before officers arrived on scene.
Three arrested for shoplifting
Three people were detained for shoplifting after reportedly purchasing a storage bin at Walmart, then filling the bin with items and attempting to walk out of the store, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
The suspects entered the store and selected several items, including a large black plastic container, according to a report. After paying for the items, they told the cashier they needed go to back into the store to look for someone.
The cashier allowed them back into the store since they’d already paid for the items, according the report. The suspects then went back and filled the plastic container with several items.
As the suspects started to leave, they were asked about the items in the container. A check of the container’s contents revealed a variety of items from clothing to personal hygiene products totaling about $308, according to the report.