Three arrested in connection with alleged armed burglary at Forest Acres apartment complex
FOREST ACRES, S.C. (WIS) - Police report three people are in custody in connection with a possible burglary at a Forest Acres apartment complex.
Officers say they have arrested one man, one woman, and one male teenager in connection with an alleged burglary at the Ravenwood Hills Apartments off of Bethel Church Road.
The Forest Acres Police Department says officers were called on Sunday, March 19, around 5:01 p.m. about an armed burglary in progress at the complex.
A witness told police there were multiple suspects and they may have a weapon. The Forest Acres Police Department called in the Columbia Police Department and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department for help.
While on the scene, investigators recovered a gun from the suspect’s vehicle, detectives also believe the burglary was targeted at the particular apartment and the investigation will continue with more arrests possible.
“Our swift response shows how seriously we take crime of any kind in our city,” says Forest Acres Police Chief Don Robinson. “We have three already in custody and are confident we will bring this investigation to a close swiftly. Maintaining the safety of our neighborhoods is paramount in Forest Acres.”
An incident report states witnesses told police a suspect discharged a piston in the air following an altercation on the east side of the property, outside the building.
The three in custody will be charged with obstruction.
This story is still in progress and more information will be added when it becomes available.
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