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Man robbed Thursday morning in Aiken, deputies say they don't see a crime trend

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AIKEN, SC (WFXG) -

Aiken County Deputies confirm a man was robbed early Friday morning near Old Pope Road, by two men on a bicycle.

"We've followed all the leads we can, " Sgt. Jason Feemster said. "We haven't identified the suspect involved because the victim wasn't able to identify anything."

But stick ups aren't new to Aiken lately. On May 15th, a Minit Shop on 2345 Augusta Road was robbed at gun point. Two men demanded money and fled the scene.

The same thing happened to a Shop Smart store on Whiskey road May 23rd. Two men with weapons came in and wanted money.

Still Sgt. Feemster said they don't see a trend. He said people just need to keep their eyes and ears open.

"Be a good witness," Sgt. Feemster said. "We don't need people to confront them."

He said keep your eyes peeled for fraud, too. April 4th, a woman wearing a gray shirt stopped at a Circle K on Pine Log Road and used someone else's credit card.

Two men did the same thing in a Walmart on Whiskey road sometime between April 23rd and 24th. Aiken deputies said a man and an accomplice stole a credit card from a car in Sage Creek Subdivision.

"Our two credit card fraud transactions we had were a result of people leaving their vehicles unlocked," Sgt. Feemster said.

He said most thieves don't want to hassle with a lock and will go for the easier target.

"It takes a matter of seconds," Sgt. Feemster said. "Locks are a great deterrent because those people trying to get in your car, they're looking for the path of least resistance."

For more information on how to contact the Sheriff's office, head to http://www.aikencountysheriff.org/index.php?pagenum=11.

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