Investigators release picture of suspect in Orangeburg Co. home invasion

Investigators release picture of suspect in Orangeburg Co. home invasion
Sketch of the suspect. Source - OCSO

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Investigators have released a picture of a suspect wanted for a home invasion in Orangeburg County over the weekend.

“We’ve been able to get a description of one of these suspects,” Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “A forensic artist came up with the likeness that we’re releasing in this case.”

On Saturday, deputies responded to a Charleston Highway home after a 911 call reported a home invasion.

Residents at the home said around 9:30 p.m. two armed men forced their way into the home while brandishing what they believed to be rifles similar to AK-47s, according to the report.

“One gunman put a gun to a resident’s head to force him back before demanding to know where valuables in the home were located,” OCSO officials said.

According to authorities, the duo made off with just under $2,000 worth of electronics, including several cell phones and computer software.

“The two subjects may have been in their 20s,” the sheriff’s office said."One was wearing a red shirt while the other wore all black."

If anyone has any information on the suspect in the composite drawing, they are urged to call the OCSO at (803) 531-4647 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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