Spectrum employee suspended after News13’s report on Little River porch pirate case

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LITTLE RIVER, SC (WBTW) – A Spectrum employee has been suspended following a News13 report about a package being stolen from a home in Little River.

The company provided a statement to News13 on Monday afternoon after we sent Spectrum the allegations passed along to our newsroom, along with photos and video, saying the employee has been suspended pending further investigation.

News13 asked Spectrum questions after several viewers told News13 that one of two people seen approaching homes was an employee of the company. The man was wearing a Spectrum shirt in at least three situations, according to pictures and video submitted by viewers.

On March 2, a homeowner in the Grove Brook Estates community of Little River said the two people – a man and a woman – got out of a silver car, approached their home, and then moments later, walked away with a package their daughter had mailed them. The homeowner told News13 that the man was carrying an iPad or tablet. The incident was caught on home surveillance.

The Horry County Police Department was notified and took a report.

Since then, News13 has received several reports and images of similar incidents allegedly involving the same individuals. We’ve passed all tips and images along to police.

One of the alleged incidents happened on March 3, also in Little River, according to another viewer. That viewer, who said the pair approached a family member’s home and was caught on camera, also said the man was carrying an iPad.

The Horry County Police Department says the investigation remains underway and that the department continues to coordinate with Spectrum and the alleged suspect. Spectrum has not provided News13 with the name of the employee who has been suspended.

Count on News13 for updates on this case.

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