A Bluffton man reported the theft of $1,550 in tools after two of “friends” he met via social media took his vehicle.
The incident was reported on Wednesday from a residence on Coney Island Lane, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report.
The victim said the two borrowed his vehicle around 1 a.m. and he later realized his tools were missing from inside.
The man told a deputy that he had not known the friends, a man and a woman, for very long, and that he called the pair but they never answered.
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This isn’t the first time something like this had happened but never reported them, the report said.
The tools reported taken were a Ryobi 1800-watt generator, a Dewalt 20 vold hand tool set, two Makita grinders, a Kobalt Ratchet set and a shop vacuum cleaner.