Deputies: Florence County carjacking suspect at large after stealing car with kids inside

Published: Feb. 3, 2023 at 10:49 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 4, 2023 at 10:36 AM EST
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FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) - A carjacking suspect in the Pee Dee remains at large after stealing a vehicle with children inside, according to authorities.

Maj. Mike Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded late Friday to reports of the stolen vehicle at a travel center on Cale Yarborough Highway.

The vehicle also had children inside at the time, Nunn said.

Both the car and the kids inside were found a short distance away. The children were unharmed.

Florence County Emergency Management officials said a search then began as deputies as K-9 units looked in a nearby area for the suspect. It was suspended after nearly an hour.

The suspect remains at large as of Saturday morning, according to Nunn.

No further details were immediately available.

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