Officials seek burglary suspects
The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that occurred early Friday that left a man injured.
The burglary happened around 12:30 a.m. at a home on Sharyn Lane in Aiken, according to the report.
The victim, who was house-sitting for the homeowner, told officers he was lying on the couch when he heard a noise, according to the report. He went to the front door and a man wearing a mask rushed into the home.
The victim said he hit the man but that a second man came in behind the first and struck him in the head with a semi-automatic pistol, according to the report. One of the men then grabbed the victim and started to drag him around the home. They asked the victim “where the money was,” and the victim told him he didn’t live in the home.
One of the suspects reportedly hit the victim in the face and took him into a back bedroom, telling him not to move “or he would shoot him,” according to the report.
The victim said he waited in the room until he heard the men leave, and that he saw a large car, possibly a Ford Crown Victoria, leaving the area, according to the report. The suspects reportedly made off with about $4,000 in electronics, including televisions, game consoles, a Blu-ray player and a cell phone.
The rest of the home appeared to have been rummaged through, according to the report. The victim suffered minor injuries to his lip and head, and declined EMS treatment.
No arrests had been made on Friday afternoon.
Teddy Kulmala covers the crime beat for the Aiken Standard. He is a graduate of Clemson University and hails from Williston.