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Deputies: Person with shotgun robs ReWa workers of truck

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Deputies said the workers were at an address on Lakeside Road when a man showed up with a shotgun. (May 27, 2014/FOX Carolina) Deputies said the workers were at an address on Lakeside Road when a man showed up with a shotgun. (May 27, 2014/FOX Carolina)
The truck was found around 5 p.m. near River Road and Sir Lancelot Drive in Piedmont. (May 27, 2014/FOX Carolina) The truck was found around 5 p.m. near River Road and Sir Lancelot Drive in Piedmont. (May 27, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Deputies located the stolen truck in Piedmont. (May 27, 2014/FOX Carolina) Deputies located the stolen truck in Piedmont. (May 27, 2014/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville County deputies said Renewable Water Resources workers were robbed at gunpoint of their truck on Tuesday afternoon.

It was at about 3 p.m. that two ReWa employees drove their truck in to the pump station on Lakeside Road for routine maintenance when a pickup truck followed them onto the property.

The executive director of ReWa, Ray Orvin, said his staff turned around and headed back toward the gate and the pickup followed behind. Then, Orvin said the pickup crashed into the ReWa truck. 

That's when the driver got out a shotgun and told the staff to leave, according to Orvin. He said they ran into the woods and the man, with a woman, hopped into the ReWa truck and drove off. 

"You never know, he could've committed a crime elsewhere in the vehicle he was in and needed to change the truck. And that is also something that will be looked at as well," said Smith.

ReWa spokeswoman Ashley Rhinehart said the workers were not hurt. She said they went to the sheriff's office to try to help identify the robber.

Rhinehart said the truck is a bucket truck with the ReWa logo on the side.

Smith said the truck was found at about 5 p.m. near River Road and Sir Lancelot Drive in Piedmont.

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