String of burglaries committed in Rock Hill area

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comAugust 22, 2013 

SUSPECTS IN SEVERAL COMMERCIAL BURGLARIES IN ROCK HILL FROM 8/20 TO 8/22/13. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION RELATED TO THE IDENTITY OF THE SUSPECTS SHOWN, CONTACT ROCK HILL PD AT 803-329-7200 OR ROCKHILLPD@GMAIL.COM

ROCK HILL POLICE

The same suspects may have committed a string of burglaries at Rock Hill-area businesses on Tuesday and Wednesday night, police say.

The businesses were on Cherry Road, Mount Gallant Road, Herlong Avenue and Heckle Boulevard. There were eight businesses in all, Rock Hill police say.

In all cases, the front doors of the businesses were pried open with a crow bar, except for Bat’s BBQ on Mount Gallant Road. In that case, according to a police report, it appeared that the suspects had entered Bat’s BBQ by creating a large hole in the wall between Bat’s and Big Wok II, the business next door.

At most of the businesses, cash was taken. Some businesses reported destruction of property, such as cash registers. Some were ransacked. At one of the stores, In Sain’s Attic on Cherry Road, two purses were taken.

Police say at least two suspects are involved. They compiled a video of surveillance footage from several of the stores, and in the video at least one suspect is clearly visible. Go to heraldonline.com for the video.

Rock Hill police spokesman Mark Bollinger said his department was working with the York County Sheriff’s Office because deputies responded to burglaries at two businesses in the Northwoods Square shopping center. The center is at the corner of India Hook and Celanese roads.

On Wednesday morning, both Golden China and Famous Hair reported they had been broken into overnight.

Employees at both businesses noticed the front doors were pried open, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.

At Famous Hair, several drawers and cabinets were pried open and a small amount of cash was taken, the report said. Emergency lights were pulled off the exit sign and the power had been turned off in the breaker box.

At Golden China, items were “thrown about” and several hundred dollars in cash was missing.

The Sheriff’s Office took fingerprints and Harris Teeter, which has a store in Northwoods Square, is going to provide the Sheriff’s Office with its surveillance video.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call York County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-409-4321.

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Rachel Southmayd •  803-329-4072

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