Friday, December 27, 2013
Georgetown police are looking for the person or persons responsible for a robbery and attempted robbery that occurred Thursday night.
Georgetown Police Capt. Nelson Brown said the first incident occurred at about 6 p.m. He said a man left the Big Tuna and was walking in the area of Augustus Carolina in the 800 block of Front Street when he was approached by a black male. The suspect said he was robbing the victim.
After the robbery, the suspect fled on foot.
The victim’s wife, on Facebook, said he was unharmed in the incident.
A short while later, a woman who was using the walk-in ATM at Bank of America on Highmarket Street was approached by a man who attempted to rob her, Brown said.
He said when the woman started screaming, the suspect fled without getting any money.
Brown said it is unknown if the same person is responsible for both incidents. He also said investigators are trying to determine if these incidents are connected to a kidnapping and robbery that occurred Dec. 23.
In that case, a suspect got in the backseat of the victim in the 100 block of Orange Street and demanded money.
Brown said the victim drove the subject to the ATM at Wells Fargo Bank on Front Street and the victim withdrew money out of the ATM machine and gave it to the suspect who then forced the victim to drive back down Front Street toward Orange Street.
“The victim jumped out of the vehicle and the subject fled on foot when the vehicle came to a stop,” said Brown.
He said video from cameras along Front Street are being used to help in the investigation.
Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to call the Georgetown Police Department at 843-545-4300 or dial 911.