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Detectives seek identity of shoplifting subjects

 Lexington, S.C. (July 13, 2017) – Chief Terrence Green is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals involved in a recent shoplifting of cigarettes and a drink that occurred at the Pitt Stop in Lexington, South Carolina.

At approximately 9:35 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, an unknown black male along with an unknown black female entered the Pitt Stop, which is located at 5019 Augusta Road.  While in the store the female subject purposely broke a glass drink bottle by dropping it onto the floor in an effort to distract the gas station employee who came over to clean it up.

While the employee was distracted with mopping the floor, the male subject then went behind the counter three separate times and was observed through surveillance video to have placed numerous cartons of cigarettes into his pants before walking out of the store to an unknown make gray in color vehicle parked outside.

The male subject is described as a heavy set dark skin black male wearing a white tank top, blue jeans, brown boots, and a black and white ball cap with white lettering across the front.  The female subject is described as a heavy set dark skin black female wearing a sleeveless orange dress and brown sandals.

These subjects may be involved with previous incidents dating back to last summer where the same technique of a distraction was used at numerous shoplifting incidents at gas stations in the Town of Lexington and in nearby Lexington County.

If anyone has any information on the identity of this person or witness to this crime, they are urged to contact the Lexington Police Department at 803-359-6260 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME SC.

The public can also text or email a tip to Crimestoppers at www.midlandscrimestoppers.com/. Tips that lead to the arrest of suspects, as well as the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000, which are paid to tipsters on an anonymous basis.

Pub. 7/14/17