Deputies search for man wanted for stealing car from Florence dealership

Deputies search for man wanted for stealing car from Florence dealership
Investigators are looking for this man, who they say stole a car from a Florence dealership on June 1. (Source: FCSO)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help with identifying a suspect in a vehicle theft.

According to a FCSO press release, the suspect broke into the service area of a car dealership located at 3704 E. Palmetto St., around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. The man then stole a new 2019 silver Kia Sorento, investigators say.

A FCSO deputy who was in the area shortly after the theft happened spotted the vehicle and tried to pull the thief over. However, the suspect led the deputy on a chase into Darlington County, the release stated. It was ultimately called off.

A picture of the man was captured on the dealership’s video surveillance camera. He is described as a white male with blond or reddish blond hair and a beard or goatee, and appears to be wearing blue and white plaid shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Deputies also believe the suspect may be associated with a black, late model 5.0 liter Mustang with dark rims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact FCSO investigators at (843) 665-2121, ext. 360, or Crime Stoppers of the Pee Dee at (888) CRIME-SC.

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