Man charged with multiple property crimes in Shandon neighborhood

Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 6:50 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2021 at 10:02 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Columbia Police Department has arrested a man in connection with multiple property crimes in the Shandon neighborhood.

Nicholas Hayes, 25, is charged with 2nd-degree burglary, auto-breaking, grand larceny of a motor vehicle, petit larceny, and strong-arm robbery, police say.

According to officials, Hayes is accused of breaking into a vehicle on Wilmot Avenue and stealing electric tools. He is also accused of stealing two vehicles from a Devine Street convenience store.

Both of the vehicles were recovered.

Officials say Hayes also broke into a home on King Street and stole tools and jewelry. They say he also pushed a woman to the ground and stole her purse in the month of June.

According to police, Hayes was taken into custody following a foot chase involving CPD officers on July 16.

He is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Investigators are continuing to determine if Hayes is connected to other crimes in Columbia.

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