North Charleston police Friday morning arrested two teens accused of burglarizing the Atlantic Bedding and Furniture store on Ashley Phosphate Road.
A pair of SCE&G linemen discovered the burglary after responding around 2 a.m. to the store, 3294 Ashley Phosphate Road, for a power outage, an incident report states.
The store’s rear door had been pried open and a glass entryway shattered, police said. The building’s power had been forcefully turned off.
Authorities contacted the store’s owner and took note of missing items. A black cash box had been stolen from a desk drawer, the owner told police. Three guns that were hidden behind the desk also were missing, the report states.
The burglars also hit a second part of the business in a separate building, next door, police said. A cash drawer had been stolen from that building.
Police later responded around 3 a.m. to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a home on Wild Indigo Bluff.
While being questioned, two teens who were inside the vehicle admitted to the burglary. About $2,896 in cash, a .40-caliber Glock, .380-caliber Ruger LCP and a Taurus pistol were found in the vehicle, police said.
Chancellor Harper, 17, of Rowshan Place, and Bradley Hill, 18, of Club Course Drive, both of North Charleston, were charged with second-degree burglary and grand larceny, Charleston County jail records show. They were held at the jail Friday pending a bond hearing.
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