Daytime burglary string reported in Moncks Corner, 13 homes hit

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MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County investigators are looking for the person, or people, responsible for a string of burglaries in Moncks Corner.

According to incident reports from Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, 13 home burglaries have happened in the last two months, all within 5-miles of each other.

Seven of the 13 have been reported on Old Whitesville Road.
The others include Gaillard Road, Black Tom Road, Chavis Lane, Dangerfield Drive, New Place and Whitesville Road.

Most of the burglaries have happened in the afternoon.

Frances Taylor, who was recently burglarized, said this is out of character for the area.

"My door was totally kicked in," said Taylor who lives on Old Whitesville Road.

Taylor now has an alarm and wooden plank on her back door, after she says a nightmare played out.

She returned home from a shopping trip and saw her back door kicked-in.

"I noticed my bedroom light was on and I could see my chest drawers pulled out," said Taylor.

She said that person took $9,000 worth of jewelry.

"They took three diamond rings," said Taylor. "They emptied them across my bed."

To Taylor, though, it was more than a loss of personal items.

She said that person violated a place she's called home for 37 years. She lives alone in her home now, after her husband died several years ago.

"I was speechless," said Taylor. "I kept saying, why, why? How could they do this? How could they do this? And, I just said, 'Lord, help me.'"

She hopes investigators get the person, or people, responsible.

"If I could say one thing to that person, I would say that you did a terrible thing," said Taylor. "You violated me and you violated others. I worked hard for everything that I have."

But, she's not going to let anyone keep her from her home.

"Yes, I can say that sometimes I do feel afraid," said Taylor ."But, I have to live with that. And, I'm going to protect myself if I'm here and they do come back."

With help from her new security system and support from others, she'll get through this.

"I'm a strong believer in God," said Taylor. "So, I know everything is going to be alright."

According to Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, there are many similarities in the incidents; however, no confirmation that the same person, or people, are responsible for all the burglaries.

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