Two teens charged in North Charleston burglary
Two teens are accused of breaking into a North Charleston home, ransacking a bedroom and stealing jewelry, laptop computers and a handgun together valued at more that $3,200.
The break-in occurred during daylight hours Wednesday, and the investigation was aided by neighbors who knew the suspects by their street names, a police report states.
The report said a Kay Street woman arrived home from work about 4:45 p.m. and discovered her door open and her bedroom ransacked. Police found that entry to the home had been made by prying open a window.
Missing items included a .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol, two laptop computers and $2,000 in jewelry. Neighbors who gave police information said one of the people they’d seen near the apartment was carrying a white bag, the report said.
Police arrested two 17-year-olds. Shaquille Alexander Smalls of Lee Street, in North Charleston; and Robert Rashad Cuttino, of Conroy Street in Charleston. Both are charged with second-degree burglary. Bail for each was set at $25,000, a spokesman for the Cannon Detention Center said Friday.