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Unlocked vehicle stolen with keys in ignition

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 10:54 PM
Last updated 10:58 PM
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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.

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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.

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tanbaby
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tanbaby 12/05/13 - 05:04 am
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well duh !!!! tis the season
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well duh !!!! tis the season for giving....not really sure this is what that truck owner had in mind though !!!!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/05/13 - 07:51 am
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Lots of hitchhikers get off

Lots of hitchhikers get off I-20 at that exit and hang around there.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/05/13 - 08:58 am
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You Mean To Tell Me

that the owner didn't know his tag #....geez

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 12/05/13 - 09:06 am
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It's Even Worse

He left the keys in the ignition. And REALLY ?? A 1987 S10 worth $2000 !!

belle
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belle 12/05/13 - 10:24 am
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Most people
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Don't know their tag #. We don't have to give it out anymore like we used to.

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 12/05/13 - 11:12 am
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This ain't Mayberry...leaving

This ain't Mayberry...leaving keys in a vehicle is just begging for it to be stolen. Was it that much of an inconvenience to take the keys with him? Poor dude.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 12/05/13 - 12:52 pm
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Stolen truck

Seems like criminals are lurking around every corner, one cannot be careful enough - look behind you when you walk - that has to be the motto too, unfortunately. DON'T leave your keys in the vehicle!!! That is really, REALLY asking for it!!!!!

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Dixieman 12/05/13 - 03:45 pm
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Um.....

Duh!
Never do this.

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