The sheriff’s office is searching for two suspects who broke into the Dollar General stores in Mollie and Old Dock in January.
Investigators reported that on Jan. 8 deputies responded to an alarm at the Old Dock store just after 2 a.m. The suspect broke through a front door with a baseball bat, entered the store and took cigarettes, lighters and electronics. The thief carried multiple baskets of items out the door and into a four-door car that was waiting outside. He was wearing a black hoodie or black hooded jacket, camouflage pants, and black and white shoes.
Roughly 24 hours later, deputies were called to the Mollie Road Dollar General. Security footage showed that the individual in that case used the same method to enter the store and steal cigar wraps, cigarettes and soft drinks.
In the Mollie road case, the suspect is wearing what appears to be a black jacket or coat with a dark green hoodie underneath, black pants with either blue underwear or shorts underneath, and black and white shoes. The male is either bald or has very short hair.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 640-6629.