Sheriff Lott seeks theft suspects

COLUMBIA – On Wednesday, March 7 around 6:20 p.m. at Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina, Richland County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of theft from two motor vehicles.

The suspect broke into the victim’s vehicle by smashing out the rear passenger window. The suspect then stole a Michael Kors purse, valued at $200, which contained the victim’s credit cards and driver’s license. The suspect attempted to use the stolen credit card at GameStop (461 Town Center Place) and at two additional locations.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that a second vehicle was broken into at Jeep Rogers Family YMCA; the suspect forced entry through the rear door window and stole a Michael Kors purse valued at $500, containing the victim’s wallet and credit cards. The Sheriff believes one of the suspects used one of the stolen cards at GameStop in the Village at Sandhill.

Both suspects have been identified as black men, wearing athletic-type clothing.

Video images of the suspects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhNTl7Yei0

Sheriff Lott is seeking the community’s assistance in locating and identifying two suspects wanted on charges of theft from two motor vehicles. Anyone with information on this incident may call or email Crimestoppers to receive up to a $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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