Police: Burglary suspect leaves car behind

Witnesses said the victim's dogs were locked away so the suspects could rob the home (provided)

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) -- Goose Creek police are looking for at least one suspect after a home was burglarized. Police said the suspects left their car in the driveway of the home that was broken into.

According to Capt. John Grainger with the Goose Creek Police Department, officers responded to a report of suspicious activity at a home on Pleasant Hill Drive. Officers found the rear door forced open and evidence suggesting a burglary was interrupted by neighbors, which led to the suspects fleeing the home.{}

Grainger said a vehicle believed to have been driven by the suspects was abandoned in the driveway of the burglarized home and was impounded. An incident reports identifies the car as a 2003 Chevy Impala.

According to the report, a black man and a white woman were inside the car and then went into the house, where police say they found evidence the house had been broken into.

The report states witnesses were able to identify the female suspect by a wallet left at the home as 37-year-old Wendy Joyner. Police asked the State Law Enforcement Division for photos of middle-aged black men Joyner is known to associate with in the hopes of having witnesses identify the man.

Joyner has not been arrested or charged with any crimes yet.

Todd Lang, one of the homeowners, said he rushed home after his pharmacist called him at work and told him the police had found some medication vials with his name on it and that his home may have been robbed.

Witnesses said that the suspects locked up the victim's dogs so that they could "rob the house in peace."

"The fact that they overlooked all the barking dogs, the alarm pad on the wall and still chose to break into my house means nobody is immune," he said. "I believe this could happen to anybody."

Lang said the burglars escaped over the back fence once police arrived but left behind a backpack with personal items, the car and a driver's license.

"That was dumb. I don't even understand that," he said.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Crimestoppers at 554-1111.