A North Augusta man lost his pickup Wednesday morning after leaving it unlocked with the keys in the ignition to grab a quick cup of a coffee from a local convenience store, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
The theft occurred about 8:40 p.m. at Circle K, 2999 Washington Road.
According to the incident report, the victim, a 52-year-old North Augusta man, went inside the food mart for four minutes to purchase a cup of coffee. When he returned, the vehicle, a 1987 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck valued at $2,000, was gone.
Richmond County sheriff’s deputies said video footage taken at the convenience store does not show the vehicle being stolen, but investigators are reviewing recordings captured at the Waffle House next door.
The manager of the restaurant said people inside saw the suspect flee through the diner’s parking lot.
The stolen vehicle has two doors and SC tags. No other description of the suspect or the vehicle was listed.