Deputies identify suspect in Orangeburg County car theft

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Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 1:36 PM EST
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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WCSC) - The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office says deputies have identified the person they believe stole a car parked at a convenience store.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said “The owner had left the vehicle to go into the store. ... The unattended vehicle was then taken by occupants of another vehicle.

The theft happened just before 9 p.m. Monday at the BP station on St. Matthews Road near I-26, Ravenell said.

The sheriff’s agency says BP employees gave them access to security video footage that depicted the victim driving up in a blue Chevrolet Cobalt.

The footage then depicts another man exit a black Jeep Cherokee that had pulled alongside the victim’s car. Deputies say the man in from the Jeep then gets in the victim’s car and drives off in the direction of Calhoun County.

Investigators say they were able to get a photo of the person from the Jeep when he entered the business before the theft.

The car was recovered in Fairfield County.

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