Police seek pair who stole $3,500 from woman

One suspect, pictured above, was a white male wearing a camouflage hat, glasses and white shirt with a light beard.

Summerville police are hunting for two people who stole $3,500 from a woman’s bank account after her purse was snatched from her car.

The theft occurred about 2 p.m. June 27 after the woman parked her car in the Saw Branch Trail parking lot at 1826 Bacons Bridge Road. When she returned to her vehicle, she found that a window had been forced open and her purse was stolen, police said.

A short time later, someone began making fraudulent withdrawals from her account at First Federal Bank, using her stolen driver’s license and account information, Summerville police Capt. Jon Rogers said.

The thieves hit First Federal branches in Summerville, Charleston, North Charleston and Goose Creek, withdrawing more cash at each stop along the way, police said.

The suspects were shown on video surveillance operating a silver Nissan Quest van during all four incidents.

One suspect was a white male wearing a camouflage hat, glasses and white shirt with a light beard. He appeared to be 30 to 35 years old.

A female suspect also is white, with dark hair. She appears to be 25 to 35 years old.

Anyone with information on the suspects or the theft can call Summerville police at 871-2463.