Man tricks 84-year-old woman, allegedly steals her car
The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 43-year-old Timothy W. Roberts of Lexington.
At approximately 9 a.m. Thursday, Roberts offered to “assist” an elderly 84-year-old woman find her car in the parking lot of the Lexington County Administration Building.
After paying her taxes, the victim was having trouble locating where she had parked her car. Roberts, who had just made a court appearance, took the victim’s keys but never returned them or her car.
After waiting, the victim notified law enforcement. Surveillance video showed Roberts enter the victims bluish/gray Toyota Corolla with SC License Plate DHI696 and flee the parking lot.
He was last seen loading property into the victim’s vehicle at a property on Glasgo Lane in Lexington County. Roberts is also wanted by police for failure to appear warrants for marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges.
If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Roberts they are urged to contact the Lexington Police Department at 803-359-6260, their local law enforcement agency or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME SC.
The public can also text or email a tip to Crimestoppers atwww.midlandscrimestoppers.com/. Tips that lead to the arrest of suspects, as well as the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000, which are paid to tipsters on an anonymous basis.