Burglars caught on tape
The owner of PC Zone computer and cell phone business says his business was burglarized Monday morning.
Sam Sayed says two masked men broke into his store on Second Loop Road in Florence and made off with $22,000 worth of cell phones and computers.
"They spent about 10 minutes in the store. Just grabbing everything in the store, taking everything from me," said Sayed.
When he got to the store, he immediately called 911. He says deputies with the Florence County Sheriff's Office are investigating.
Sayed hopes surveillance video from his business will help officers. It shows the burglars smashing glass to get to the phones. You can even hear the thieves on the video asking each other if they got enough.
"They sound like professionals, they don't care. They were taking their time. They were not scared, nothing."
Sayed says the burglars got in through his front door. The store just opened last week, and already he's been burglarized twice.
Thieves burglarized his computer store on West Palmetto Street in Florence a few weeks ago and now his newest location was targeted.
"I'm hoping if anyone can recognize these people. I know they have masks. They have gloves, but if anyone can recognize them from the body style of them the sound. If somebody can help, I am even will offer a reward for that, if somebody can help me just get some of stuff back."
Sayed is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest or conviction.