(WLTX) -- Investigators are searching for a man who they say jumped into a victim's car at a hotel with a handgun.

Richland County deputies say they responded to Magnuson Hotel, located at 7128 Parklane Road, just before 5:30 p.m. They say the suspect parked his car in the area and made entry into the victim's vehicle. The victim was able to open his door and escape.

The suspect then ran back to his midsize Chevrolet and fled the scene. Anyone who knows the identity of the person is advised to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.