Electronic voice box stolen from Fort Mill man’s home

June 10, 2013 

Voice box device stolen from Fort Mill man

Cancer stole his voice. A thief stole his electronic voice box.

A Fort Mill man told police this week that someone stole his Electro Larynx, an electronic device used to simulate speech for cancer patients that have no use of their larynx, according to a Fort Mill Police report. The 56-year-old victim relied on his wife to translate his attempts to report the stolen device, the report states. It is valued at $300.

The man told police he doesn’t know who might have taken the device.

Alleged attacker sought

Fort Mill Police are looking for a 25-year-old man who allegedly attacked a woman, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The report states officers responded to a Steele Circle apartment on June 7 and found a 27-year-old woman with several injuries. She identified a man who she says attacked her, punching her in the face. The report does not disclose the relationship between the two or the reason for the altercation.

The woman’s injuries included bleeding from her ear, a scratch along her jaw bone and bruising on her finger and arm. The suspect could not immediately be located.

Shoplifters target Fort Mill Lowe’s

A pair of suspected shoplifters targeted Lowe’s home improvement stores in Fort Mill and Rock Hill, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The report states police were called by officials at the Fort Mill Lowe’s on June 3. The store loss prevention manager told police he was alerted that two shoplifters had just left the Rock Hill store. They soon arrived at the Fort Mill location. While a woman looked for a place to park a vehicle, a man entered the store and began filling his pockets with copper pipe fittings. He then tried to exit the store and leave in the waiting parked car.

The Lowe’s employee told police he confronted the suspect and tried to detain him until police arrived, but the suspect pushed him out of the way and fled the scene.

The missing merchandise is valued at more than $200. The suspects are wanted on shoplifting and assault charges.

Compiled by Adam O’Daniel

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