Sumter County Sheriff's Office asks for help identifying suspect in 2 incidents


Sumter County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying a suspect thought by deputies to be involved in theft and robbery incidents at two Sumter grocery stores recently.

A man captured on video surveillance is suspected of taking cigarettes from Piggly Wiggly at 1455 S. Guignard Drive about 11:30 p.m. Friday. He reportedly didn't produce a weapon and fled the scene after the clerk refused to give him anything. If you know this suspect, contact Sumter County Investigator Adams at (803) 436-2012, Crime Stoppers at (803) 436-2718 or 1-888-CRIMESC. You can remain anonymous and might receive a cash reward.

In a separate incident, a man reportedly presented a holdup note to a Food Lion money center desk clerk on Saturday between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m. on U.S. 15 South.

The suspect is described from video at Food Lion as a white male wearing a black shirt, black shorts and black sneakers. If you know who this is, contact Investigator Washington at the sheriff's office at (803) 436-2011 or Crime Stoppers.