The SUV that was reportedly carjacked last week is apparently still moving around the Sumter area.
Sumter police on Wednesday released newly acquired video footage of a green Ford Explorer thought to be the car stolen from its occupants outside the Bank of America last Thursday. Two men thought to be the robbers can be seen in the video pulling up to a gas pump late Monday night.
The video was recorded on a security camera about 10:37 p.m. Monday at a Liberty Street gas station. A man steps out of the passenger side door and walks around the Explorer toward the pump. Before he exits the car, he appears to remove his shirt and place it over his head in an attempt to conceal his identity.
The driver, wearing a dark-colored sports jersey and some kind of headgear, also gets out of the car and walks away from the camera toward the business.
The suspects are described as black males in their early to mid-20s. One of the suspects appears to have dreadlocks. About 11:15 p.m. on Aug. 1, police think the men in the video approached the driver of the Explorer at the drive-up ATM on the corner of Liberty Street and Guignard Drive. The two reportedly robbed the driver and a female passenger at gunpoint, then forced them out of the 2002 Explorer and drove off with the car.
The car is described as a two-door sport SUV with North Carolina tag SSE6078. In the video, the tags on the car are not clearly visible.
Detectives think someone will be able to identify the men in the security video.
Anyone with information about their identity or with information on this incident is asked to contact the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2717 or Crime Stoppers at (803) 436-2718 or 1-888-CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.