Wednesday, April 9, 2014
A man reported an armed robbery in the parking lot of the Ladson S.C Department of Motor Vehicles.
The victim reported that the incident happened in the parking lot of the Wimberly Drive DMV at about 3:30 p.m. on March 18, according to a Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
The victim said while he was inside the DMV he was approached by the suspect, whose name he knew part of, and was asked to meet him in the parking lot after he was finished inside. He said he had met the suspect a few times at social gatherings.
When the victim went outside the suspect told him he had a gun in the car and commanded the victim to give him everything he had, according to the report.
The victim gave the suspect $80 cash and a $3,000 wristwatch. The suspect drove off in a black Toyota Corolla.
The victim followed the suspect onto I-26 then onto Ashley Phosphate Road.
The victim said the suspect is an Asian male. The victim also saw a white/Asian male and an Asian female in the vehicle with the suspect, according to the report.
The victim was able to provide the vehicle’s license plate, which is from another state.
The deputy spoke with the DMV manager about obtaining surveillance video, but was told the DMV was unable to provide recordings.
The manager provided information on the female suspect who was in the DMV.
The suspect vehicle was registered in her name. The deputy was provided with a photo of the female, which matched the description the victim gave. A detective was called to the scene.