Deputies seek help to identify a man they say stole a car from a Florence dealership

Pee Dee Crime
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FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) – Investigators seek help to identify a suspect they say stole a car from a dealership.

The suspect broke into the service area of a car dealership at 3704 East Palmetto Street and stole a new 2019 silver Kia Sorento on Saturday at about 3:30 p.m., according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy in the area shortly after the theft occurred spotted the car and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the suspect led the deputy on a pursuit into Darlington County. The pursuit was called off. 

The suspect was captured on the dealership’s video surveillance camera is attached. He appears to be a white male with blond or reddish blond hair and a beard or goatee, and appears to be wearing blue and white plaid shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Deputies also believe the suspect may be associated with a black in color late model 5.0 liter Mustang with dark rims. 

Anyone with knowledge or information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or either vehicle referenced above is asked to contact FCSO Investigators at (843) 665-2121, ext. 360, Crime Stoppers of the Pee Dee at 1-888-CRIME-SC or “Submit-A-Tip” on the FCSO free app for I-Phone and Android telephones. You do not have to reveal your identity to leave information. 

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