An Orangeburg man is dealing with the cost of strong-arm theft after he allegedly stole two diamond bracelets from Kay Jewelers on North Highway on Feb. 13.
Thomas Wesley Warren Jr., 45, of 1172 Pendarvis St., appeared earlier than Orangeburg County Justice of the Peace Derrick Sprint on Monday.
Sprint set his bond at $10,000 surety.
He additionally ordered Warren to not return to Kay Jewelers, seem in courtroom and get the courtroom’s permission to go away the state.
After the Feb. 13 theft, deputies started looking for the suspect.
“This particular person portrayed himself as a buyer after coming into this jewellery retailer,” mentioned Sheriff Leroy Ravenell within the days following the theft.
“He then snatched two diamond bracelets from an worker,” he mentioned.
The incident occurred simply earlier than 10:30 a.m.
A gross sales clerk mentioned that she was holding a 5-karat white gold diamond bracelet in her hand when the person requested in regards to the sale value, in accordance with an incident report.
Whereas she was holding the bracelet and looking out up the worth on an Apple iPad, the person snatched the bracelet from her hand and grabbed a 2-karat white gold diamond bracelet from the counter after which fled the shop.