YORK COUNTY, S.C. (WBTV) - Investigators with the York County Sheriff’s Office have released more details about a violent home invasion that occurred in Hickory Grove on Christmas night.
During the attack, which happened after dark at a home on Smithford Road, a 75-year-old man and his 72-year-old wife were beaten, tied up and robbed, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies say a woman knocked on the victims’ door claiming she had car trouble while two armed men hid outside the home. When the 75-year-old answered the door, the trio attacked him and forced their way into the home where they also attacked his wife.
The first suspect is described as a white female in her 20s, around 5′8″ tall and 130 lbs. She had blonde hair and was wearing dark blue pants and a black hooded sweatshirt.
The two men, a white male and a Black male, were both approximately 25 to 35 years old, tall and with a thin builds. Both men were wearing surgical-style masks and all black clothing with hooded sweatshirts.
A dark-colored vehicle was seen parked near the home when the crime occurred.
A handgun, jewelry, and cash were stolen during the incident.
The sheriff’s office said the suspects “SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS.”
Anyone with information about the crime should call the York County Sheriff’s Office at 803-280-6246 or email Detective Eddie Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org.