Deputies search for Murrells Inlet home invasion suspects
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:19:18 GMT —
The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men in connection with an armed robbery in Murrells Inlet. The men are also believed to have been involved in a home invasion in Garden City.
The men walked into a home through an unlocked door on Huntington Marsh Road around 3 p.m. Friday.
The person inside the home heard footsteps and encountered the men, who pointed a handgun and demanded money and jewelry.
The men took off in an unknown direction.
One man is described as black, 5'10" in height, and wearing a dark baseball cap. The other is black, approximately 6'02" in height, and wearing a yellow and green traffic vest. Both men are described as thin.
The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office Bloodhound Team was deployed and searched a wooded area with no results.
While searching, investigators learned the men approached another home on Huntington Marsh Road, but left when they realized someone was home.
The men may also be connected to an earlier home invasion in Garden City off Highway 17 Bypass around 1:30 p.m. where two men wearing traffic vests and baseball caps broke into a home, stole cash, and left, according to Horry County police.
One person was inside the home and did not hear anything. As the suspects were leaving the home, another person entered the driveway and saw the men take off in a 2013 White Chevy Tahoe with a Georgia License Plate PHR-2671, Lt. Robert Kegler with Horry County police added.
The sheriff's office says the description of the vehicle and suspects involved in all three situations are similar.
The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office advises the public not to approach the vehicle or the suspects for any reason. The suspects are considered armed and dangerous. If the vehicle or suspects are sighted, please call 911.