Sheriff: Man, teen tried to sell stolen goods to GameStop | Crime
Richland County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man and a teen they say burglarized a home and attempted to sell the stolen items to a local business.
Deputies say 18-year-old George Maurice Adams and a 15-year-old male juvenile were arrested for burglary, petit larceny, and obtaining money order under false pretenses.
The report said between 7:40 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Adams and the teen broke into a residence through a window on the second floor.
Once inside the home, the suspects stole an XBox and XBox games valued at $450.00, the report stated.
According to sheriff’s deputies, on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 3:00 p.m. investigators arrested Adams and the juvenile at 1401 Longcreek Drive after receiving information that the items were sold to Gamestop.
Deputies say Gamestop placed a hold on the goods and contacted law enforcement after discovering the items were stolen.
The report said information provided to Gamestop by Adams led to the arrests.
Sheriff Leon Lott commends businesses for staying alert, and vigilant to help fight crime in our community.
Adams was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and the juvenile to The Department of Juvenile Justice.