Deputies investigating attempted home invasion in Pawleys Island

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Investigators with the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office are trying to identify a suspect after an attempted home invasion occurred at a residence in Pawleys Island on Tuesday night.

Deputies responded to a home on Grey Fox Loop in Pawleys Plantation just after 8:30 p.m.

The victim told deputies that after hearing a knock, he opened his front door to find a man holding what appeared to handgun, who told him to step back inside the house. The victim said he then slapped suspect's hand that was holding the gun and slammed the door shut before retreating back into his home.

The suspect did not make any further attempts to get inside.

The victim could not provide investigators with a very detailed description. The suspect is described as a masked male dressed in dark clothing.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office at (843) 546-5102.

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