The larceny last Wednesday night at the Columbia retailer involved two shoplifters who fled the store with 10 baseball caps and eight jackets, according to a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department report.
A Kmart worker described one of the shoplifters as “a black female” between 25-30 years old, with dreadlocks, glasses, and a goatee (which is spelled “gotee” in the report).
When a second employee encountered the duo outside the store, one woman lifted her shirt to reveal a handgun in her waistband. The worker was warned that if the fleeing pair was followed, the pursuer “would get shot.”
A witness reported that the two women left the crime scene in a white Ford Escape.
Investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the goateed woman and her cohort. Tipsters are urged to dial Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. (3 pages)