ROCK HILL — A gun and Bible were among several items stolen during a string of car break-ins over the past few days in Rock Hill.
On Sunday, a 43-year-old Matthews, N.C., woman told police that sometime between 1 and 2 p.m., someone punched the driver’s side door of her 2005 Ford F-150 while it was parked outside Ryan’s on Dave Lyle Boulevard, according to a Rock Hill police report.
The thief stole two credit cards, five store credit cards, a GPS, Nine West purse, $190 cash and a wallet. Police were able to obtain security footage from Ryan’s but were unable to get a positive ID on the suspect.
Police also spoke with a Chester man, 58, who said someone punched the driver’s side door of his Chevrolet Silverado and stole a GPS, handheld radio, Thirty One purse, two store credit cards and two credit cards from the vehicle.
Only an hour later, a Rock Hill man told officers that someone broke into his Chevrolet Silverado through the front passenger side window and stole two Crown Royal bags filled with various keys while the car was parked outside Walmart on Dave Lyle Boulevard. The man, 65, told police he lowered the windows of his car to let heat escape.
Officers looked at video footage that showed a man in a Mazda circle the truck, park in the space behind it, walk towards the passenger side of the Silverado and return to the Mazda after several minutes.
Earlier on Sunday, a 43-year-old Rock Hill man told police that his 2008 Ford F-250 was broken into while it was parked at Charanda’s restaurant on Cross Pointe Drive. The thief punched the lock on the driver’s side door and stole a black semi-automatic handgun and a Bible.
On Monday, police were called to a home on The Crossing in Rock Hill after a woman, 32, said someone took $900 cash from her 2012 Chrysler Town and Country minivan sometime between last Friday and Monday. The woman told police she sometimes leaves her doors unlocked.
Because of the recent break-ins near the Galleria area, police asked the woman if she had been to the mall during the weekend. She told them she went to Sears on Saturday.
Police were later called to Lowe’s on Springdale Road after a store employee, 53, said someone punched out the lock on his driver’s side door and stole several sets of golf clubs, a set of ear buds, two buck hunting knives, an iPod Touch and a radar detector.
Police watched the store surveillance video and saw a Mazda enter the parking lot, park between two pick up trucks and the driver get out and approach the driver door of one of the trucks. The driver then returned to the Mazda, which pulls out of the parking space and travels toward the employee’s car. The security video was unable to capture the employee’s car because it was out of frame.
No arrests were made in any of the break-ins.