Georgetown Co. sheriff's deputies seeking 2 suspects in Sampit vehicle theft

Vehicle similar to victim’s vehicle make & model - Source:
Vehicle similar to victim’s vehicle make & model - Source:

Below is a news release from the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office:

(Georgetown, SC) --- The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying two (2) suspects wanted in connection with a motor vehicle theft in the Sampit Community of Georgetown County.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on March 20, 2014, Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to 3819 Powell Road to the report of a motor vehicle theft. According to the victim, the two (2) black male suspects asked for some water for their overheating vehicle. When the victim exited his vehicle to show the suspects the outside water source, both suspects exited their vehicle and the driver displayed what appeared to be a handgun. As the victim ran for safety, one suspect entered his vehicle and the other suspect entered the suspects' vehicle and both fled the scene south on Powell Road in the direction of Highway 17 South.

The suspects' vehicle is described as an older 1990's model Honda, Gold in color with the front bumper barely attached. One (1) suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6'02" in height, stocky build, and dreads wearing a T-shirt and jeans. The victim was unable to give a detailed description of the second suspect.

The victim's vehicle is described as a 2000 White BMW 740iL bearing license plate # JLW 202. Anyone that can identify the suspects or has any information regarding the vehicle theft is urged to call the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office at (843) 546-5101.

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