Walterboro police searching for two suspects in kidnapping, robbery case

Walterboro police are still searching for two female suspects who allegedly kidnapped and stole money from a 70-year-old woman on Feb. 17.

The victim told police that she was at the Reid's Grocery Store on Bells Highway when she was approached by a black female, investigator Angela Stallings said in a release.

The female was approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, had a medium build and complexion, and was wearing a white turtleneck and black pants, according to the release.

Moments later a second black female approached the victim and the first suspect, and the two forced the victim to her vehicle by threats of bodily harm. The second female was approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, had a medium complexion, and was wearing a tan pants suit, according to the release.

Once inside the vehicle, the two suspects forced the victim to give them her money and drive them to the parking lots of Family Dollar and Rent-A-Center on Robertson Boulevard.

After the victim turned over her money, the female wearing the tan pants suit exited the vehicle.

The suspect in the turtleneck and black pants then forced the victim to drive to the First Federal Bank on Robertson Boulevard and withdraw $18,000 from her account. The suspect continued to threaten the victim and "used the victim's children and grandchildren as leverage," according to the release.

After exiting the bank, the victim drove the female to Belk's parking lot where they met the second suspect. The suspects took the money, exited the victim's vehicle by the Piggly Wiggly and fled the scene. The victim described the suspects as being in their 40s, both having long hair, possible wigs or extensions.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call the Walterboro Public Safety at (843) 549-1811.

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