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Deputies continue search for 3 accused of trying to steal ATM on Johns Island

Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 7:31 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2021 at 12:41 PM EDT
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JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says two men accused of trying to steal an ATM are in custody but three others remain at large.

Multiple agencies, including Charleston Police and the FBI have joined in the search and have set up a perimeter in the immediate area. They have been searching on foot and in boats for the three.

The incident began at approximately 4:15 a.m. when law enforcement officers spotted five men attempting to steal the machine from a Food Lion parking lot at the intersection of Maybank Highway and River Road, Capt. Roger Antonio said.

Antonio said deputies were able to arrest two of five men, but the three others ran behind the Food Lion into a marsh. He said at least one of the men is without shoes and some may be shirtless.

Deputies say they do not know whether the men are armed but they say anyone who believes they see them should not approach them.

Authorities do not have a detailed description of the three men they are searching for.

Anyone with information or who sees something they feel is suspicious can call Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch at 843-743-7200 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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