Duo wanted for abducting grandmother, child in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - Police are on the lookout for two men wanted for abducting a 63-year-old grandmother and her 4-year-old grandson at gunpoint in Georgetown.

"(Wednesday) night we responded to a call in reference to a kidnapping, carjacking and armed robbery at the First Baptist Church in Georgetown," said Georgetown Police Cpt. Nelson Brown

Police say the incident started around 7:20 p.m. as the woman was leaving church with her grandson. The victim was approached by two black males. One was armed with a hand gun and the other had what is believed to be a sawed off shot gun. The victims say the two men forced them into the vehicle.

The woman was then told to drive to a location near the Wachovia Bank near King Street. The suspects then stole her pocket book and fled in another vehicle. The getaway car is described as a blue car sedan

"We know the suspects fled the area and traveled 17 North towards the beaches," Brown said.

The woman's pocket book was later found on Highway 17 in Pawley's Island. The victims were unharmed but shaken up by what happened.

The victims describe the first suspect as a slim black male about 5'9" and weighing 170 pounds. They say he was wearing a long-sleeve white shirt and was armed with a sawed off shotgun.

The second suspect is described as a short, stocky black male between 5'6" to 5'7" and weighing about 200 pounds. He was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and blue banana over his face armed. The victims say he was armed with a silver hand gun.

Nelson asks citizens to be aware of their surroundings.

"We want people to be vigilant about their surroundings, keep their eyes open for suspicious people. If you notice anything like that notify law enforcement so we can come and check it out," he said.

If you have any information you are asked to call police.

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