Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies are investigating two separate robberies where the victims were sprayed with mace.
The first took place around 9:45 p.m. Sunday night in the 1800 block of Longcreek Drive. Officers say as the victim got out of his car to go to his apartment, a suspect sprayed him in the face with mace and ran from the scene.
About 15 minutes later a similar incident took place on Zimalcrest Drive. Officers say as a pregnant woman was walking to her apartment, a man wearing all black walked up and demanded her purse. He then sprayed her with mace and stole her credit cards and ID.
The victim was transported to Baptist Medical Center by paramedics because she is pregnant.
Anyone with information in these cases should contact:
E-mail a tip in at www.midlandscrimestoppers.com.
Text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.