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Posted: October 15, 2012 - 6:50pm

Footprints led to stolen items

Suspects’ footprints led police to find items from a burglarized apartment in a nearby vacant apartment.

According to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report, someone broke into an apartment in the 300 block of West Hugh Street between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 5 and stole two televisions, two gaming systems and a DVD player.

The front door of the apartment had been pried open and the officer found footprints leading from the back door to another apartment where the back door had been kicked in.

The stolen items were found in the vacant apartment on the counter and in the laundry room, according to the report.

The items were returned to the victim.

Car stolen

An Augusta woman’s car was stolen as she was assisting someone on Oct. 6.

The victim had parked in front of Hamrick’s on East Martintown Road to help someone walk from the store.

When she got to the front door of the store, she saw a man get into her car and drive away, according to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report.

A store employee who witnessed the incident said the man walked from Publix to Hamrick’s before getting in the car and leaving.

The victim said the items in the vehicle when it was stolen included a laptop, a cell phone, a purse and a walker.

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