Suspects wanted in armed robbery of trucker in South Carolina

| 8/15/2005

Authorities in South Carolina are still searching for two men in connection with a trucker who was robbed at gunpoint as he was inspecting his truck early Thursday morning.

According to police reports, at 3:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, Berry Davis of Boiling Springs, SC, had parked his truck at Pet Dairy’s transfer depot in North Augusta, SC, and was inspecting it when a man placed a black small-caliber handgun to his temple and asked if anyone else was in the truck. When Davis responded that he was alone, a second man came out from the shadows between the truck and trailer, searched him and took his wallet. The men then fled into a nearby neighborhood.

Berry reported that his wallet contained a credit card, social security card, a South Carolina-issued CDL and $20 cash.

Lt. Michael Frank, public information officer for the Aiken County Sheriff’s Department, said investigators have not located either of the two suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

The first suspect, who pointed the gun at Berry, is described in the police report as a black male, age 24 to 26. He is about 6’ tall, weighs about 180 pounds, has black hair, brown eyes and was wearing a white T-shirt. The second suspect is described as black male, age 24 to 26, about 6’1” tall, weighing 170 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and a black T-shirt.

Anyone with information in the case can call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Department at (800) 922-9709.

– By Aaron Ladage, staff writer