Police: Man robbed at gunpoint in Warrenville home
A Warrenville man was left uninjured after two men robbed him at gunpoint in his own home on Thursday night.
The owner of the Alex Drive home told Aiken County Sheriff’s Office deputies that two men left with cellphones and several other items after brandishing a pistol, according to a sheriff’s report.
At about 11 p.m., the two men apparently entered the home through a window after removing an air conditioning unit, according to a report.
The homeowner said the two men were wearing sunglasses and dark hooded sweatshirts.
One of the men pointed a gun at the homeowner’s head and demanded money, police said.
The homeowner stated that he had no cash but directed them to a bag that contained his bank card, according to the report.
One of the subjects asked for the card’s security number, the homeowner refused and the two men fled through the front door, according to the report.
The homeowner then went to his neighbor’s house to call for help.
Deputies responded with their K-9 unit but were unable to locate the subjects. The case is still under investigation.
Earlier this week, another home invasion took place on the 1300 block of Oxpens Road in Warrenville on Tuesday morning.
No injuries were reported in that incident.
The subjects in this case were described as two black males ranging from their late teens to early their 20s. One man was wearing all black, and the other was wearing some black clothing and a green hooded sweatshirt or hat.
No arrests have been made in that case.
Anyone with information about either of these cases are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 803-648-6811 or CrimeStoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372.)
Amy Banton is the Digital News Editor for the Aiken Standard. She began her job at the publication as the local government reporter in May 2010. She’s a native of Rustburg, Va., and a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.