Aiken law enforcement officers are investigating the theft of a suitcase which they said contained confidential paperwork from South Carolina’s environmental agency.
Aiken Department of Public Safety officials say they were able to recover the paperwork from the Department of Health and Environmental Control Wednesday, but did not say how or offer any other details. Officials had said the briefcase was stolen Tuesday morning from an unlocked car parked outside an Aiken Wal-Mart.
The DHEC employee said someone had entered her car while she was inside the store on Richland Avenue. Investigators did not say what the woman’s job was, or whether any disciplinary action would be taken against her. They also did not offer any further details about the paperwork itself.
At the time, police said the two suspects were white males in their late teens to mid-20s driving a white Jeep Grand Cherokee. However law enforcement officials did not say Thursday if they were still looking for those two.
“The nature of the recovery and persons involved is not being released at this time in order to prevent compromise of the continuing investigation,” the Aiken Public Safety Department said in a statement late Thursday.