Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Georgetown County investigators are hoping the public can help find the person responsible for a home invasion that occurred inside a gated community Sunday.
Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Carrie Cuthbertson says it happened at about 2:15 a.m. Sunday at a residence on Golden Bear Drive in Pawleys Plantation.
“The victim was awakened by the suspect who entered the bedroom. The victim chased the subject out the front door of the residence and fired one shot into the air from his front porch,” Cuthbertson said.
The suspect is described as a male who is approximately 6’01”-6’04” in height, dressed in dark clothing and possibly wearing a hoodie or a stocking cap.
He fled the area in an unknown direction and no further description of the suspect is available. No one was injured during the incident.
In an attempt to locate the suspect or witnesses, sheriff’s deputies canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the suspect or anyone who witnessed the incident.
This is the second time in four months such an incident has occurred in Pawleys Plantation.
In late November, a man from Grey Fox Loop reported he answered a knock on his door and was confronted by a masked man with a gun.
The man was successfully able to fight the man who ran from the scene.
Anyone with any information about Sunday’s incident is asked to contact the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at (843) 546-5102.
Anonymous tips can also be sent by using Text-A-Tip. Just text the word “GCSOTIP” to 274637 followed by your message from any text enabled cell phone. This service is for crime tips ONLY not for the reports of crimes in progress. For crimes in progress call 911.