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Deputies still searching for home invasion suspects
Friday, May 27, 2011

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Deputies are still searching for five men who broke into a Richland County apartment Thursday afternoon.

Deputy Curtis Wilson said the manhunt began around 5:00pm near the intersection of Clemson and Hard Scrabble roads after a home invasion at an apartment in the Shores of Elders Pond. Wilson said two people were hurt, but not seriously.

Sheriff's department spokesman Chris Cowan said the five suspects stole electronics from the apartment. At least one television has been recovered, and deputies found a weapon behind the apartment.

Cowan said the men were wearing white shirts and khaki shorts. The sheriff's department has canines on the ground and their helicopter in the air as they look for the suspects.

Neighbors said the home invasion has them a little on edge. One even said she was staying somewhere else for the night while deputies search for five men responsible for invading a second-floor apartment.

That neighbor, who wishes to remain anonymous for her own safety, was headed home on Hard Scrabble Road just after the robbery. She and other drivers were gridlocked as investigators took over from the ground and air.

She said she'll return home soon, but not until the robbers are in handcuffs. "It's a reminder that everyone should stay safe," she said.

Deputies are patrolling the apartment complex. Investigators ask anyone who sees something suspicious to call 911.

Source: http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14735747

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