NCPD: 2 arrested for furniture store burglary
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Two men were arrested after a furniture store was broken into on Ashley Phosphate Road early Friday morning.According to the police reports, officers were called to Atlantic Bedding and Furniture around 2 a.m. after employees came in to investigate a power outage and found the business had been broken into.Employees told police they found the back door had been pried open. Officers then found another glass door had been shattered and the power "turned off forcefully."A further search of the scene found a brown bag on the floor of the office which the business owner had said contained three handguns. They also found that a black cash box was missing from a desk drawer as well as money from a cash drawer from the cashier's front desk.Just an hour later and less than five miles away on Wild Indigo Bluff, a concerned citizen called NCPD about a suspicious gold sedan parked in front of a home.Officers saw two white men inside the car "making furtive movements reaching down under their seats" and asked the men to get out of the car.Police report they found a Glock 23 .40-caliber gun on the floorboard on the driver's side, a Taurus PT22 under the driver's seat and a Ruger LCP .380 in a duffel bag on the back seat. They also found a McDonald's bag with $2,896.41 and a lock box with a broken lock on the back seat.The suspects, 17-year-old Chancellor Harper and 18-year-old Bradley Hill, were arrested and charged with unlawful carry of a firearm.The report states that the men admitted to stealing the guns and money from Atlantic Bedding and agreed to cooperate with the investigation.They are now also charged with grand larceny, burglary in the second degree and possession of burglary tools.