Two North Augusta carjackings

June 19, 2007

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.---A man was carjacked in his own parking lot at an apartment complex in North Augusta. Two men approached another man at Plaza Place off Martintown Road and took his car at gunpoint.

Deputies in neighboring Richmond County recovered the car, a 2006 Hyundai Elantra, but law enforcement officials are still looking for the carjackers.

Then, about an hour later at around 10 o'clock, a second carjacking occurred at The Rapids subdivision, also off Martintown Road. A 2006 maroon, four-door Toyota Tundra pickup truck was taken from a man's driveway at Post Oak Lane.

Neither victim was injured, and North Augusta Police Chief Lee Wetherington told News 12 both victims reacted in the best possible way: "In both cases the victims did absolutely the right thing. Give up the cars, give up the keys, let 'em go. You can always replace a car; you can always replace a vehicle. Tragically, that's not always the outcome."

The Toyota Tundra is still missing, as are the carjackers. The suspects are described as two black males, age 18-30. One of the suspects was wearing a black New York Yankees hat and white and gray camouflage pants.

If you have any information, please call North Augusta Public Safety. You can call their Crime Watch anonymous tip line at 803-27-WATCH.

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  • by Susan Location: N. Augusta on Jun 21, 2007 at 06:32 AM
    I am a resident of The Rapids and would like to receive more details about the carjacking that happened there. Very few details were given about this one. Thank you.
  • by Allen on Jun 20, 2007 at 07:46 AM
    Why steal those cars?
  • by Anonymous on Jun 20, 2007 at 12:26 AM
    it is a burgundy toyota tundra with a south carolina palm tree sticker on the back windshield
  • by fairtax7 Location: north augusta on Jun 19, 2007 at 11:12 PM
    the tundra is burgundy.
  • by Terry Location: homemaker on Jun 19, 2007 at 10:06 PM
    kathryn, re; your question about a "black tundra?" if you've spotted a suspicious Tundra pickup, try calling 706-821-1080 (non-emergency dispatch) and ask for the investigator on call if it's after hours and describe what you saw and why you are concerned. During the day, call investigations 706-821-1020. And/or call North Augusta law enforcement, probably best to call whichever jurisdiction the truck was in when you saw it, first. Report Tag #, county, description of driver/passengers, if possible, too. The sooner the better, we don't want to be his next victims.
  • by kathryn on Jun 19, 2007 at 08:21 PM
    black tundra?
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