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Vape Shop is Hit by Augusta Burglars Who Shot Out Windows

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Burglars shot out the window early Tuesday of Blazin’ Panda Smoke Shop on Deans Bridge Road in Augusta, according to a sheriff’s report.

The thief or thieves also disabled the surveillance cameras by turning off power to all of the business suites.

Business owner Caleb Ansley was called by the alarm company around 2 a.m. Tuesday and arrived to find the glass front door had been shattered, with multiple holes and 9mm cartridge casings on the ground. Inside, officers found a hole in the call containing a projectile and holes in two of the shelving units.

The burglars took cigars and Vuse pods for e-cigarettes.

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Inside the shop. (Photo from Facebook)

On Facebook, Blazin’ Panda promotes itself as a black-owned business with five-star reviews. It has not been open long.

“Excellent customer service with a wide variety of products that are more than affordable,” said one Google review.

An investigation is underway.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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