Crime news briefs for Nov. 9
Robbery suspects captured in Belvedere
Two men suspected in multiple robberies in South Carolina and Georgia were captured Wednesday in Belvedere, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
Saul Edward Saylors, 31, of Terrace View Drive in West Columbia, and Robbie Lee Mouzon, 41, of Metze Road in Columbia, are accused of robbing a jewelry store in Richmond County before speeding into South Carolina and leading authorities on a short chase, according to the report.
One suspect was dropped off on Hampton Avenue near Belvedere First Baptist Church, and was captured in a backyard on Hampton Avenue after a short foot chase, according to the report. The second suspect was captured with the vehicle at a restaurant on Belvedere-Clearwater Road.
Saylors is also wanted in Kershaw County for robbery, and Mouzon is also wanted in Lexington County for robbery and kidnapping, according to the report.
Burglary reported on Aiken fairgrounds
Cash and electronics were reportedly missing from a building at the Western Carolina State Fair grounds after an employee found the building had been burglarized, according to a sheriff’s report.
The employee was returning a piece of kitchen equipment when he found money and a case of beer on the floor of the building, and a cabinet where money was usually kept hanging open, according to the report.
Deputies found a front door had been kicked in, a second outside door pried open and a door leading from the bar area to a pool room also kicked in, according to the report. The cash register appeared to have been forced open, as well.