Suspect steals vehicle with owner asleep in back seat

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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect alleged to have stolen a vehicle with the owner asleep in back.

Investigators say the suspect pictured above stole a vehicle from the Circle K on Washington Road on Friday around 1:30 p.m.

The owner of the vehicle was stated to be sleeping in the backseat while their spouse was inside the store.

The suspect then reportedly abandoned the vehicle in a nearby neighborhood.

The owner later woke up not realizing what had happened while they slept.

Various items were found to have been stolen from the vehicle, as well.

If you have any information, please contact investigators at 706-541-2800

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