Third string of car break-ins reported in Rock Hill

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMay 9, 2013 

Eight more cars were broken into at a Rock Hill subdivision Wednesday, the third in a series of multiple car break-ins York County sheriff’s deputies have investigated within the past several days.

Deputies are trying to determine whether the latest string of car break-ins is connected to thefts reported at the Channing Park subdivision in Rock Hill and two subdivisions in the Clover and York areas.

Rock Hill residents on their way to work Thursday morning discovered that their cars had been broken into while parked outside their Denali Way homes, said sheriff’s spokesman Trent Faris.

All of the cars had been left unlocked overnight, Faris said, and several items sitting in plain view were stolen, including golf clubs, purses, cash and electronics.

Denali Way is a street off of Twin Lakes Road, just south of Mount Gallant Road.

The thefts are similar to those reported earlier this week near Clover and York, when deputies said residents of the Vander Lakes and Pines at Campbell Crossing subdivisions reported that 10 cars had been broken into between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Valuables reported stolen included laptops, wallets, sunglasses and clothing, police said.

Last Friday, deputies took 23 reports from 22 residents at the Channing Park subdivision and surrounding areas who said their unlocked cars had been broken into and their valuables stolen.

Channing Park is located off of Museum Road.

All the break-ins have occurred in “nice places,” particularly subdivisions, Faris said.

All the cars have been unlocked, and all had valuables in plain view, he said. The same types of items have been taken.

Denali Way is about four miles from Channing Park Way. Vander Lakes Drive in the Clover/York area is less than a 10-minute drive from Channing Park Way.

Police are speaking with victims to determine whether anyone heard or saw anything, Faris said, but right now, there is no concrete suspect information.

Deputies advise residents to lock their cars and take valuables inside their homes.

Two years ago, deputies staked out hotels after a string of car break-ins along the Interstate 77 corridor near Carowinds left owners without their GPS devices, radios and other electronics. They arrested three men and served at least 27 warrants.

Jonathan McFadden 803-329-4082

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