HCPD: Suspect poses as law enforcement to invade Loris home - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

HCPD: Suspect poses as law enforcement to invade Loris home

LORIS, SC (WMBF) – A man posed as a law enforcement officer to get inside a Loris home Monday night; once inside, he and his two accomplices put bags over the heads of the residents, and then stole money and prescription drugs from a safe, according to officials.

Horry County Police responded to a report of a home invasion on Rhonda Court in Loris at about 10:30 p.m. Monday, according to Lt. Raul Denis. The police found two of the victims in handcuffs, but the officer's handcuff key did not unlock them. Another officer used bolt cutters to remove the handcuffs.

The victims told police that a man wearing a black tactical vest knocked on her door and said he was looking for a woman because she had warrants for her arrest. The resident told the suspect he could come inside to verify that the woman was not home.

Once inside the home, the suspect pulled out a pistol, yelled for everyone to get on ground, handcuffed two of the victims, and placed bags on their heads, according to the report. He then forced the other victim at gunpoint to open the safe, and took an unknown amount of cash and pills. He also took the victim's gold necklace, purse, driver's license and social security card.

The first suspect was described as a white male with sandy blonde hair, about 5-feet-11-inches tall. He was wearing dark blue pants and a black tactical vest, according to the report. The other suspect was described as a white male, about 5-feet-4-inches tall, wearing a mask and gray/black camouflage pants. The third suspect could not be described, because the victims' faces were covered.

The suspects were thought to be driving a tan, diesel-powered, long-bed truck.

“Although police believe the home invasion in Loris last night was an isolated incident directed at a specific target, we wish to alert the public that in most cases Horry County Police will have a marked patrol car and/or uniformed police officers present when conducting such police warrant services or searches to avoid any confusion,” Lt. Denis stated.

Copyright 2015 WMBF News. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Vigil held for 14- year old Taylor Ibarra in hopes to prevent teenage bullying and suicide

    Vigil held for 14- year old Taylor Ibarra in hopes to prevent teenage bullying and suicide

    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:15 AM EST2018-01-21 14:15:39 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A candle light vigil was held on January 20, 2018, in honor of 14-year old Taylor Ibarra or “Tay Tay”, who took his own life during Christmas break last year after his family members say he was bullied at school. Taylor was in 8th grade and attended Aynor Middle School.

    More >>

    A candle light vigil was held on January 20, 2018, in honor of 14-year old Taylor Ibarra or “Tay Tay”, who took his own life during Christmas break last year after his family members say he was bullied at school. Taylor was in 8th grade and attended Aynor Middle School.

    More >>
  • breaking

    One person shot in Atlantic Beach Saturday night

    One person shot in Atlantic Beach Saturday night

    Sunday, January 21 2018 8:19 AM EST2018-01-21 13:19:52 GMT
    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    One person was shot Saturday night in Atlantic Beach, confirms Atlantic Beach Police Chief Quentin Robinson.  The shooting occurred on 31st South shortly before 10:00 p.m.  

    More >>

    One person was shot Saturday night in Atlantic Beach, confirms Atlantic Beach Police Chief Quentin Robinson.  The shooting occurred on 31st South shortly before 10:00 p.m.  

    More >>
  • breaking

    Two people shot in front of Marion store

    Two people shot in front of Marion store

    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:12 PM EST2018-01-21 02:12:32 GMT
    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    An investigation is underway after two people were shot Saturday night in Marion, according to Marion Police Chief Dewayne Tennie. The two people were shot in front of a store at the corner of Bluff Street and Godbolt Street. 

    More >>

    An investigation is underway after two people were shot Saturday night in Marion, according to Marion Police Chief Dewayne Tennie. The two people were shot in front of a store at the corner of Bluff Street and Godbolt Street. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly