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Home  |  News  |  RCSD seeking community’s assistance in identifying victims and suspects connected with several incidents

RCSD seeking community’s assistance in identifying victims and suspects connected with several incidents
Friday, May 16, 2014

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying victims and suspects connected with several incidents.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that on Tuesday May 13, 2014, between 3 AM and 5 AM, several people were victimized in the Longcreek Plantation Area of Northeast Richland County. The Sheriff stated that three victim’s have come forward reporting that their cars have been broken into in the Windemere Neighborhood; and the Windemere Community Association has reported that multiple other cars were also broken into but the victims have not yet come forward to the Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the Club Cottages Community and the Longtown Estates in Longcreek Plantation and the Hollyridge Community (off Longtown Road) had similar incidents in April. The Sheriff stated that the car break-in issue is affecting communities across the Midlands and law enforcement needs citizens to help prevent it and to capture those responsible.

Sheriff Leon Lott stresses the importance of securing your vehicle at all times and keeping all valuables out of plain view. The Sheriff added that criminals will steal anything they believe to be of value and is asking that citizens leave flood lights on and to be vigilant in reporting any suspicious activity to 911. In these cases the suspects were seen on video surveillance looking into cars for valuables at several homes and one of the suspects came in contact with a woman running in the neighborhood (video images can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/RCSDInvestigates please reference release number 0514-1824 on the right hand side).

The Sheriff stated that suspect one was wearing a light solid colored jump suit with a hoodie and tennis shoes around 6’ tall and the second suspect is described as a black male about 6’ tall with dark sweat pants and dark sweat shirt/hoodie -- Noting that suspects have stolen purses, golf clubs, golf bags, guns, cash, sunglasses and electronics.

Sheriff Leon Lott asks that up to $1000 is being offered for the capture of anyone responsible for these crimes. Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect(s) or information about this crime should call, email or text your anonymous tip to Midlands Crimestoppers.

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

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