A North Augusta woman was robbed at gunpoint as she was getting out of her vehicle at her home on Tuesday night, according to the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.
The incident happened just after 11 p.m. at Cameron Cove Apartments on Five Notch Road, according to a report. The 50-year-old victim told officers two unknown men ran up to her as she got out of her vehicle, pointed silver handguns at her, and took her purse off her arm.
The victim said it sounded like one of the suspects stated, "Give me your purse," but added that it was muffled under the mask he was wearing, according to the report. She said she then fell into her vehicle and closed her eyes "because she was in fear for her life."
The victim said when she looked up, she saw the two men running toward the woods, according to the report. The report did not indicate any injuries to the victim but said she was crying and frantic and "distraught with fear."
The suspects are described as black males wearing gloves and white masks, according to the report. One man is between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, average build, wearing a grey sweat shirt and dark shorts. The second man was tall and slender, wearing dark clothing. Both suspects appeared to be in their early to mid-20s, according to the report.
Officers set up a perimeter and called in the bloodhounds with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office; however, they were unable to locate the suspects.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers of the Midlands at 888-CRIME-SC.