SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Law enforcement agencies in Walterboro and Summerville are on the lookout for the people responsible for two separate incidents where assault rifles were stolen from area Walmarts.
Officials with the Summerville Police Department say a man entered the Walmart on North Main Street last Thursday and stole two assault rifles.
According to police, the suspect took a hammer and chisel from inside the department store and used them to open a gun case. The suspect then took an AR 15 and 22. caliber assault rifle. Police say those assault rifles were later found near an I-26 off ramp near North Main Street.
Officials with the Walterboro Public Safety Department say a similar incident happened at a Walmart on Bells Highway when two suspects entered the store on Oct. 28 at 11 p.m.
Authorities say one of the suspects grabbed a hammer from the store and smashed the gun case. The suspect then took two assault rifles which have not been recovered.
Investigators are looking for a 2000 to 2002 green 4-door Mazda Protege with alloy wheels in connection to this case.
Police say they don't believe the suspects in the two incidents are the same, but could possibly be two groups of people working separately or together. If you have any information you are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.