Sumter County deputies are looking for two suspects accused of trying to burglarize a Mayesville-area convenience store last week.
Two men were caught on surveillance cameras trying to break into a business in the 4500 block of Florence Highway using a chain and their truck just after midnight Wednesday, according to department spokesman Braden Bunch.
The suspects first attached a chain to the front security doors of the building an hastily drive off in order to pull the doors away, Bunch said. However, the suspects realized they forgot to attach the chain to their truck.
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The suspects return to the store 15 minutes later and attach the chain to the metal security doors, which come off the front of the building and knocked down a column supporting the roof above the gasoline pumps, Bunch said.
After removing the security doors, the suspects back the truck up again and reattach the chain in order to remove the building’s main doors, Bunch said. Only the door handles are removed. The suspects then leave, having failed to enter the building.
One suspect is described as a male between the ages of 30 and 40, Bunch said. He is between five feet, eight inches and six feet, 1 inch tall, Bunch said. The second suspect is a man between five feet. seven inches tall and five feet, 11 inches tall.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.