Teens suspected in N. Charleston burglaries

Kevin Couch and Landis Krzyzamiak
Kevin Couch and Landis Krzyzamiak

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police have arrested two teenagers who authorities believe are responsible for a number of burglaries in North Charleston.

The North Charleston Police Department charged 17-year-old Landis Krzyzamiak and 19-year-old Kevin Couch with second-degree burglary.

On Sunday morning, officers responded to a home on Harroway Street in reference to two teenagers seen in a home's garage. When officers arrived, the suspects had already left and were spotted on Wescott Boulevard.

According to investigators, when the suspects saw police, Krzyzamiak stopped while Couch ran into nearby woods. Authorities say they were able to locate Couch some time later after he ran into the woods.

Krzyzamiak told police that he and Couch broke into the home's garage. While Krzyzamiak was in custody, one of the phones he had in his possession rang. At which time, an officer said he answered the phone and a woman said, "How did you get my phone?"

The officer said that he was with the police and asked for information where she lost the phone. She said that someone took her phone from her car. Krzyzamiak admitted to police that he broke into the car.

Couch is also suspected of stealing a laptop from inside a car and a purse from another vehicle. One of the victims said a woman came to her home on Club Course Drive and dropped off a laptop which she said she found lying on a golf course.

Police say the woman was able to find the victim's address since her address was inside the laptop.

Another victim told authorities that someone had stolen her purse from her vehicle. Officers later found the purse after Couch told them where he threw away the purse after taking the money.

Both suspects were locked up at the Dorchester County Detention Center. Authorities are continuing the investigation and believe that the two suspects are responsible for a number of burglaries in the Coosaw Creek and Westcott neighborhoods.

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