Items worth $12,000 taken from business

Items kept at North Augusta location now missing, police told

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.