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Burglary spree hits Northeast Columbia. Can you help police ID this person?

Neighborhoods in Northeast Columbia were targeted for eight burglaries in the past few weeks, according Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

The sheriff’s department released an image captured on a home security camera of a person of interest in connection with the burglaries.

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Richland County Sheriff’s Department is looking for this person in connection with a string of burglaries in Northeast Columbia Provided by RCSD

An unknown number of burglars kicked in doors and rummaged through homes for small electronics and video game systems in communities north of Sparkleberry Road, police said. The area is between Two Notch and Clemson Road near the Interstate 20 intersection. The break-ins happened in neighborhoods near Spring Valley High School.

Homes in the Woodlands neighborhood and around Woodlands Country Club were robbed as well as houses in Chimneyridge, Windmill Orchid and Woodland Greens.

Deputies said the burglaries happened at:

  • the 400 block of North Donar Drive
  • a house on Freya Court, twice
  • the 300 block of Wotan Road
  • the 200 block of Huntcliff Drive
  • two home on the 200 block of Chimneyridge Drive
  • the 300 block of Thornridge Road

The department asked anyone who can identify the person or has information related to the burglaries to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-Crime-SC.

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David Travis Bland won the South Carolina Press Association’s 2017 Judson Chapman Award for community journalism. As The State’s crime, police and public safety reporter, he strives to inform communities about crimes that affect them and give deeper insight into victims, the accused and law enforcement. He studied history with a focus on the American South at the University of South Carolina.