NORTH AUGUSTA -- Officers continue to investigate two burglaries that occurred within about an hour of each other this morning on the 100 block of Winburn Street and the 1700 block of Plank Road.
In both incidents, someone kicked in the front doors of the residences, stole a flat screen television and then fled the scene, according to Lt. Tim Pearson, spokesman for the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.
An individual who lived at the residence on Plank Road was in the home at the time of the burglary and hid inside a closet to avoid the burglar or burglars, Lt. Pearson said.
Authorities had previously taken three people into custody who ran from the area after they were approached by officers. The three individuals were released after police determined that they were not involved in the burglaries, Lt. Pearson said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the North Augusta Department of Public Safety at (803) 279-2121.