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Greenville Police Arrest Two Minors In Connection With Stolen Moped

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After an uptick in violent crimes along Swamp Rabbit Trail, Greenville police arrested a pair of 15 year-olds in connection with a stolen moped Friday night. After an uptick in violent crimes along Swamp Rabbit Trail, Greenville police arrested a pair of 15 year-olds in connection with a stolen moped Friday night.

August 17, 2013

After an uptick in violent crimes along Swamp Rabbit Trail, Greenville police arrested a pair of 15 year olds in connection with a stolen moped Friday night.

A patrol officer perusing the area on Friday, noticed a moped at a Burger King along Pleasantburg Drive that fit the description of the moped stolen at gunpoint in Cleveland Park just a week before.

Upon confirmation, according to a police report, the officer then stopped the vehicle in the Nicholtown area, and arrested two minors for receiving/processing stolen goods. Due to the age of the suspects, mug shots will not be released.

Spokesperson for Greenville Police, Jonathan Bragg, indicated that investigations surrounding the case are still ongoing. If you have any information pertaining to the robbery that took place inside of Cleveland Park last Saturday, you are encouraged to call the Greenville (city) Police Department.

August 14, 2013

Just one week after a cyclist was reportedly attacked along the Swamp Rabbit Trail, Greenville City Police are investigating a pair of armed robberies in the same vicinity.

According to Greenville Police spokesman Jonathan Bragg, officers responded to Cleveland Park just before 11 p.m. on August 10 after receiving a report of a armed robbery. According to Bragg, the victim told officers that three black men approached him with a gun and stole the moped he was driving.

The next incident happened on August 12 at a parking garage on West McBee Avenue. Bragg stated that officers responded to the parking deck, which is on top of the bus station, at 9:50 p.m. after a woman reported a black male approached her, pointed a gun and threatened to kill her if she did not give him her wallet. The man took her wallet and a phone the woman had in her possession and fled the area.

Bragg said both of the incidents are under investigation, but he did not say whether they were related to each other or the incident on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

7 On Your Side contacted the Greenville Mayor's office,  City Manager and Police Chief about why the crimes were not reported in a timely manner like the Swamp Rabbit Trail attack, but in each instance they said they were unable to talk with us. For a pair of residents, that is a big concern.

"Its actually frightening," said Cathy Burns. 'You should be able to come downtown and enjoy yourself. I bring the boys down and we go to Falls Park. I think we need to be made aware so we can take the precautions we need to take to keep our families safe."

"I hate hearing about it because it makes me feel unsafe," said Tamara Bowen, who uses the parking garage where the robbery took place.

Instead of the city's Mayor, City Manager or Police Chief speaking with us, Bragg was the only one who explained the rationale.

"Its like I said earlier, when we have a crime like this we start investigating it," Bragg said. "And when we get a couple days into the investigation and we see it is a threat to the public or a crime trending we will release it."

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