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      Auto shop robbed 3 times, Deputies searching for suspects

      The Richland County Sheriffâ??s Department is searching for suspects after several robberies at Jimmy Riverâ??s Body Shop and Riverâ??s Auto Parts.

      RICHLAND COUNTY (WACH) ?? The Richland County Sheriff??s Department is searching for suspects after several robberies at Jimmy River??s Body Shop and River??s Auto Parts.

      Sheriff Leon Lott says the business was robbed three times. The first robbery happening on November 24th, investigators say the suspect kicked in a garage door panel but was too large to fit through the hole and left the area.

      Lott says the second robbery occurred two days later, the suspect broke into a fenced in area of the auto shop and stole items from a red Chevrolet Cobalt and from inside the business.

      The third robbery happened on January 4th, Lott says the suspect broke through the rear door and stole a drill, cash and damaged a vending machine.

      Deputies say during two of the robberies the robber was caught on a video surveillance system.

      They ask that if you have any information, or know the identity of this suspect to please call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.