Juveniles behind bars for Moncks Corner home burglaries

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators say they have arrested five juveniles in connection to several burglaries in Moncks Corner.

Moncks Corner Police Chief Chad Caldwell said the burglaries started in November with victims  returning to their home and finding their back doors as well as windows either kicked or pried open.

Police say once inside, the suspects would steal laptops, cell phones, tablets, cash, jewelry, TVs and guns. A police report states at least two of the homes burglarized were broken into twice.

Caldwell says last Friday one of the suspects was arrested after he was caught hiding in a house that he had burglarized twice in Berkeley County.

Investigators say they then developed information that led to the identity of three additional juvenile suspects. On Monday, police officers assisted by Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, executed search warrants on the suspects' homes and detained three juveniles.

On Tuesday, police say a another juvenile was arrested and found with one of the stolen phones in his possession. Officers say they also recovered a stolen rifle that was used to shoot into two houses in the Oak Hill subdivision.

Authorities say four of the juveniles are locked up at the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia, and they each face burglary charges with three of the suspects also facing charges of discharging a weapon into a dwelling.

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