Sheriff’s deputies investigate break-in

A Wagener man reported that someone broke into his home and vehicle and took thousands of dollars in items, according to a report from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim told officers he left his Wagener Road home on Monday and returned on Thursday to find his back door pried open and several items missing from inside the home, including electronics.

The suspect also gained entry into the owner’s Chevrolet Impala parked outside the home, according to the report. The owner reported several pieces of audio equipment as well as a set of rims and tires missing.