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Items worth $12,000 taken from business

Items kept at North Augusta location now missing, police told

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A Hephzibah couple returned to their North Augusta business Thursday to find $12,000 worth of items missing, according to an incident report.

The owners told Department of Public Safety officers that they left all their items in the location at the 500 block of East Buena Vista Avenue while it was listed for sale with Savannah Real Estate Co. No evidence of forced entry was found, police said.

A witness told officers there had been an estate sale at the location between September and October, complete with signs advertising it in front of the business.

Officers said they found that the real estate company no longer exists but has merged with another company.

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ripjones
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ripjones 07/09/10 - 08:27 am
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With no sign of forced entry,

With no sign of forced entry, I'd be tracking down the real estate agent, who they probably gave a key to. I'd say they have some 'splainin'' to do. Must have been some vacation to be gone a year.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 07/09/10 - 11:24 am
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Why would anyone leave all

Why would anyone leave all their pssessions in a vacant building that they have listed for sale, knowing that the real estate agent has to have access to the building to be able to show it to potential buyers? Did this couple not contact the real estate company during their year long haitus to find out the status of the proposed sale? Again, another story by the AC so lacking in details that even an intelligent reader can't make an informed observation.

Richmnd Cty Votr
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Richmnd Cty Votr 07/09/10 - 09:29 am
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More than likely it was NO

More than likely it was NO vacation. I have had to leave my home several times for years at a time for a job, being a contractor. Sure the military folks do this all the time, too. If the real estate company had anything to do with this. They need their license removed, and they need to be thrown in the slammer.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 07/09/10 - 11:23 am
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Richmondctyvotr- Would you

Richmondctyvotr- Would you put your house up for sale and then never contact the real estate company again until returning home? Maybe they left to pursue a business venture elsewhere, but this story sounds like an insurance claim waitng to happen.

disssman
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disssman 07/09/10 - 11:45 am
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I hope they paid the extra

I hope they paid the extra premiums for coverage of a vacant building. BTW didn't they ever go over there to cut the grass or spruce the building up? It isn't an all day trip for goodness sakes.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 07/09/10 - 11:52 am
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Well if signs put out was

Well if signs put out was having an estate sale and no signs of forced entry apparently the realty company did something dirty. Maybe they didn't think the couple would be coming back before the business sold and they would never know that items were sold to start with.

wlightnin42
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wlightnin42 07/09/10 - 01:35 pm
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Fishy, Did they ever really

Fishy, Did they ever really leave anything in the building? They live in Hephzibah come on.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 07/09/10 - 02:02 pm
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It's obviously George W.
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It's obviously George W. Bush's fault.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 07/09/10 - 02:43 pm
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There's nothing unusual or

There's nothing unusual or strange about leaving one's property in the hands of a realtor for extended periods of time, either for renting out, to sell or simply to maintain the property. I have friends who live in Europe and only get back every few years and they have never had problems of this kind.

I'd be willing to bet somebody in that real estate company was at least indirectly connected to this crime.

dreamchaser
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dreamchaser 07/10/10 - 07:29 am
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Smell kinda fishy, dead

Smell kinda fishy, dead mullet style!

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