Richland County authorities are looking for the two men, one with the tattoo “RED LIPS” on the side of his neck, who robbed a man of his cell phone and wallet and then shot up his broken-down vehicle.
The midday attack occurred on at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8th, Sheriff Leon Lott said in a news release on Saturday.
The victim was waiting for his dad on the side of the road where his vehicle had broken down just off I-20 at Monticello Road.
He was approached by two men, one carrying an assault rifle and the other brandishing a handgun, Lott said. After taking his cell phone and wallet, the gunmen threatened to shoot him. He told investigators he took off running and heard gunfire as he ran, Lott said. After the gunmen left, the victim returned to his vehicle and found bullet holes in it.
One of the robbers was described as a light skinned black male with a small beard, stocky build and the tattoo “RED LIPS” on the side of his neck
If you have information about this incident, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.