Suspects accused of stealing $400k worth of Verizon store electronics

akflanagan@thestate.comNovember 15, 2013 

— Four people, including two juveniles, have been charged with burglary and larceny in connection with multiple Verizon store robberies across the state.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Karen Moody, 24, and Rodney Robinson, 40, along with two juveniles ages 14 and 16, were arrested at a Verizon store at 2202 West Dekalb St., Camden just after 3 a.m. after an on-patrol Camden police officer saw them entering the business.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department determined the suspects were responsible for several Verizon store robberies beginning in January 2013 in Richland County, Columbia, Forest Acres, Lexington County, Orangeburg, Kershaw County and Aiken County.

Sheriff Lott said that while some of stolen property had been sold on Craig’s List, police recovered numerous phones and iPads from Moody’s home in Columbia. The estimated total value of all stolen property is $400,000.

According to Sheriff Lott, Moody and Robinson were taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, and the juveniles were taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

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