Three charged for gaming theft

Published 2:52 pm Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the last man in a trio of men suspected of breaking and entering and larceny last month.
According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, Levonta Laquan Flowers, 17, of Coy Road, Washington, was arrested Aug. 25, and charged with a July 10 crime in which gaming systems and video games were taken from an Avenue Road residence in Washington.
Kareem Omar Moore, 29, of Market Street Ext., Washington, and Rickie Rahmeek Hardy, 19, also of Market Street Ext., were arrested Aug. 3. Along with Flowers, the men were charged with one count each of felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and obtaining property by false pretense, said the release.
Sheriff’s Office investigators tracked the stolen items down through a local gaming store, Game Stop, said Maj. Kenneth Watson, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.
“It’s a place we routinely check for missing gaming systems and games,” Watson said.
Watson said Game Stop collect personal information from sellers of gaming equipment, much like area pawnshops are required by law to do.
“They go above and beyond to help us locate any stolen property they may take in,” Watson said.