Woman robbed at church, OCSO searching for suspect

Woman robbed at church, OCSO searching for suspect
(Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office)

ORANGEBURG, SC (WMBF) – The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office is searching for the person who allegedly robbed a woman with a gun at a local church in Orangeburg County earlier this month.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office said the incident happened at Greater Faith Baptist Church. "This lady was in the parking lot of the church grounds when the subject pushed her against her car, demanding she give up her bag," the sheriff said. "Although she fought him, he jerked her bag from her, pointing a silver handgun at her as he fled."

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said the 72-year-old woman told investigators the man stole her spiritual and physical food; the bag contained the woman's Bible and her lunch.

The OCSO said a K-9 unit was brought out to track the suspect.

If anyone has information on the man's identity, they are asked to contact the OCSO at 803-534-3550 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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