Rock Hill police investigate string of car break-ins

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJune 18, 2013 

Grocery bags were scattered and Marlboro Light cigarettes stolen in a string of car break-ins reported Monday at Piedmont Medical Center, Walmart and in a Rock Hill neighborhood.

A 22-year-old man living in the Atherton Place neighborhood off Dave Lyle Boulevard behind Target told police that someone went into his unlocked 1995 Dodge Intrepid between 5 p.m. Sunday and 5:30 a.m. Monday and stole $120 in cash, as well as a GPS, according to a Rock Hill police report. The man didn’t report any other damage to the car.

A 70-year-old man who lives on another street in the same neighborhood later reported that someone ransacked his 2009 Toyota Corolla, according to a police report. Police found several small black plastic grocery bags scattered throughout his car, but no valuables were stolen.

Police were unable to lift fingerprints from the car.

A 42-year-old woman in the neighborhood also reported that someone entered her 2011 Dodge Charger but didn’t take or damage anything, another police report states.

Also Monday, a 24-year-old man reported that someone broke into his 2010 Chevrolet Malibu while it was parked in a neighborhood off Ebinport Road and stole a Sprint AIRAVE device worth $140 from his trunk, according to police documents.

A 25-year-old woman later told police that someone broke into her 2006 Hyundai, parked at Piedmont Medical Center, and stole a portable DVD player and a carton of Marlboro Light cigarettes.

At noon Monday, a woman shopping at the Walmart on Dave Lyle also reported to police at that someone went into her unlocked 1993 Mazda pickup and stole $4 in change and two packs of Marlboro Light cigarettes while the truck was parked at the garden center, the report states.

Jonathan McFadden •  803-329-4082

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