SC deputies: Twins arrested for breaking into cars during hurricane evacuation

SC deputies: Twins arrested for breaking into cars during hurricane evacuation
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Carlos Esteban Rosa-Mendez (left) and Esteban Javier Rosa-Mendez (right). (Source: Beaufort County Sheriff's Office)

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina authorities say they have arrested twins accused of breaking into vehicles during the evacuation for Hurricane Dorian.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office have arrested Esteban Javier Rosa-Mendez and Carlos Esteban Rosa-Mendez.

According to the sheriff’s office, the incident happened on Sept. 3 when three male subjects were seen by residents of Woodlake Villas on Hilton Head Island, looking into and entering vehicles.

“Following an investigation into the incidents, multiple arrest warrants were obtained for two of the subjects, Esteban Javier Rosa-Mendez and Carlos Esteban Rosa-Mendez, who are twins,” BCSO officials said.

The twins were wanted for two counts of breaking into a motor vehicle, two counts of looting under state emergency and two counts of petit larceny.

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