Man charged with stealing $36K in items during Rock Hill burglary

adouglas@heraldonline.comApril 19, 2013 

Rock Hill police have arrested a man they say broke into a home on Izard Street sometime in March and stole at least $36,000 worth of items, including a refrigerator and stove.

The burglary was reported on April 1 when a 41-year-old woman returned home and found her front and back doors kicked in, according to a Rock Hill police report.

She told police that she hadn’t been home for about 12 days because she was sick.

Officers arrested Hissan Shihefa McCoy, 19, on Thursday and charged him with second-degree burglary, grand larceny and criminal conspiracy in connection with the break-in, according to Rock Hill police records.

McCoy is accused of stealing 500 X-Box games, 300 DVDs, a refrigerator, stove, lawn mower, jewelry, $4,000 worth of prescription medicine, $1,000 worth of clothing, three bicycles, two vacuum cleaners, pots and pans and two cell phones, the report states.

Detectives suspect that at least one other person helped McCoy burglarize the home, said Executive Officer Mark Bollinger, spokesman for Rock Hill police.

McCoy is not related to the homeowner, Bollinger said, but lives in the neighborhood and knew the woman was sick and not home.

More arrests are pending once police identify who helped McCoy, Bollinger said.

A criminal history background check through the State Law Enforcement Division shows McCoy has no prior arrests.

Police have recovered some of the property stolen from the Izard Street home, which is located less than a mile from downtown Rock Hill.

Some of the items were found in local pawn shops, Bollinger said, which helped detectives find McCoy.

Anna Douglas •  803-329-4068

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