Elderly couple tied to chairs, robbed, according to Sheriff

- The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in identifying two men involved in a recent burglary.  

At approximately 8:30 p. m. Wednesday, February 3, deputies were dispatched to the home of an older couple on Cureton Taylor Drive in the northern end of the county. 

The wife reported that while she was outside with the couple’s dog she was approached by two men wearing masks.

One of the men had a handgun, and the other had a knife. The wife told police she was taken inside where her husband was. 

Both victims were made to sit in chairs and were bound. Their heads were covered. The suspects demanded money and took cash and firearms before leaving in the couple’s vehicle. 

The couple was able to free themselves and summoned help. The husband received minor injuries during the incident and was treated at and released from a medical facility.

The suspects are described as black males. One is approximately 5’7” tall, and the other is approximately 5’9” tall. Both were dressed in black and wore masks. 

The suspect’s firearm is described as a black handgun with a long barrel.

The couple’s vehicle, which was stolen, is a 2012 black four-door two-wheel-drive Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with South Carolina tag number USA 7490. The truck has a dent on the driver’s side.  

“We encourage anyone who sees this truck or knows anything about this case to contact us,” said Sheriff Barry Faile in a written statement, released on Thursday. “These men committed a violent crime and are armed and dangerous.  They need to be found and arrested as soon as possible.”       

Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or www.sccrimestoppers.com.

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