Man accused of stealing from victim’s safe after finishing roofing work: deputies


WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – A North Augusta man has been charged with burglary and grand larceny after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly victim’s safe in the Greeleyville area.

Officers from the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office were brought to an apartment building on Long Branch Road on Friday for theft.

En route, officers learned that the victim’s family members were following the suspect’s vehicle to the Kingstree area.

After initiating a traffic stop, officers learned that the suspect, 73-year-old Patrick Gorman, and a co-defendant went to the victim’s home and offered him roofing work.

“After the roofing was completed, Gorman’s co-defendant lured the elderly victim into the back of the home while Gorman entered the victim’s home without consent and stole more than $10,000 from the home,” said Detective Jalisa Brown of the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Gorman’s co-defendant was not located at the time of contact with Gorman, Brown said.

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Gorman was arrested for “first-degree burglary” and “felony grand larceny of $10,000 or more.” He was committed to the Williamsburg County Detention Center.

MPs say more charges are being filed and investigations are ongoing.