Friday, 08 February 2019 11:42

Hamlet Police: Suspected car thief stole SUV in South Carolina

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Police say this man stole the pictured SUV from Hartsville, South Carolina, before stealing another vehicle in Hamlet and leaving it a gas station Thursday morning. Police say this man stole the pictured SUV from Hartsville, South Carolina, before stealing another vehicle in Hamlet and leaving it a gas station Thursday morning. Credit: Hamlet Police Department

HAMLET ― Police say a man caught on camera leaving a stolen car at a gas station stole his getaway vehicle in another state.


Detective Capt. Randy Dover of the Hamlet Police Department said Friday that the SUV the suspect drove off in was stolen in Hartsville, South Carolina, on Wednesday.

Security footage from the Circle B convenience store shows a man pulling up to the pump in a Scion xB, getting out of the car with a purse and other items in his hands and getting into the driver’s side of a light-colored Chevy Tahoe.

Investigators say a female suspect was inside the SUV and moved to the back before the male suspect got inside and drove away.

Dover previously said the car was stolen around 7 a.m. Thursday from the Speedway gas station in Hamlet.

Police in Hamlet and Hartsville are working together on the case.

Dover encourages readers to share the photo of the suspect with friends and family in nearby counties in North and South Carolina.

Anyone who may know his identity is encouraged to call the Hamlet Police Department at 910-582-2551, the Hartsville Police Department at 843-383-3014 or Richmond County Crime Stoppers at 910-997-5454.