The Daily Gamecock

Crime Blotter: Jan. 17 – 23

On Thursday, officers responded to a call of an incorrigible male juvenile who was attacking his family. The 37-year-old complainant stated the suspect, her son, was angry that she had removed a box of gemstones he had put in a spare room of their house. The suspect got into an altercation with a second victim, another unnamed juvenile. The suspect held the second victim's face against a couch and squeezed him in a bear hug hard enough to make the second victim cry. The mother told police that she does not know how to control the suspect and is afraid he will hurt her or other family members.

On Friday around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to a shoplifting complaint at the Circle K convenience store on Garners Ferry Road.The employee stated that the suspect, a male, brought a case of beer to the counter to purchase and asked for cigars. Once the employee had turned his back to get the cigars, the suspect ran out of the store with the beer. The employee could not tell where the suspect went after his departure.

On Thursday at nearly 1 a.m., officers responded to a report of an armed robbery. The two victims were walking on Santee Avenue away from Five Points and passed a light-colored car. When they reached part of Cypress Street, the car pulled up beside them. One of the victims said four males exited the car. They were wearing masks and solid black clothes, and they chased the victim, yelling, "Give me your purse." The victim saw an unidentified item in one of the suspect's hands and dropped her purse. The suspects took her purse and drove back in the direction of Five Points.