Two Suspects facing Breaking into Motor Vehicle Charges

Two people are being held on bond after they attempted a car jacking. The attempted car jacking happened on Tuesday afternoon in Myrtle Beach. Their attempt was unsuccessful due to three brave onlookers who held the two suspects at gunpoint until the police arrived.

In South Carolina, car jacking is referred to as attempted breaking into motor vehicles or breaking into motor vehicles. The attempt to break into a motor vehicle or the completed crime of breaking into a motor vehicle carries up to a 5-year sentence in jail and/or up to $1,000 fine.  The elements are as follows: breaking or attempting to break into a motor vehicle or its compartment with intent to steal the motor vehicle or anything of value from it which is attached to it or used in connection with it or in the preparation of any criminal offense.

The suspects in this case are featured in WMBF’s news article that is attached. They are scheduled to appear in court on August 3, 2012.

Woman holds suspected car thieves at gunpoint –, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather.

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