Police: Rock Hill High student assaulted, robbed at home

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comSeptember 17, 2013 

— A Rock Hill High School student told police that three boys broke into his house when he returned home from school, assaulted him and held him to the ground as they stole money Monday afternoon.

Police were sent to a Community Street, off Dave Lyle Boulevard, home after a boy, 16, reported that he had been assaulted and robbed at about 4 p.m., according to a Rock Hill police report.

The boy told police he arrived home after taking a late bus from Rock Hill High and went inside through the back door, the report states. While standing in the kitchen, three boys walked in through the unlocked back door.

One of the boys, who the victim identified as a 16-year-old-student at the same school, punched him in the mouth and grabbed $100 cash that was on the counter, the report states. The money belonged to the victim’s mother, who police say was at work during the assault.

The second assailant pushed the victim to the ground and held him there, but the third boy did not touch him or reach for the money, the report states. The three boys ran from the back door.

As they fled, the victim’s younger brother, 13, arrived home from school and told police he saw all three boys run from the backyard and down Community Street, the report states. They jumped into an older-model green Honda that the boy told police was staged at a nearby church. The car then sped away towards Church Street.

A witness told police that she also saw the three boys run from the house and get inside the green Honda, the report states. The victim told officers he knew one of the boys as an older brother of one of his younger sister’s playmates.

Police spoke with one of the attacker’s mothers, who told police her son lived in Fort Mill with his father, the report states. Police spoke with the father, who said his son had been with him all evening. He later told police that he did not know where his son was earlier in the day and assumed he was in the “neighborhood somewhere.”

Police are still investigating with plans to try and find the green Honda at Rock Hill High School, the report states. By Tuesday morning, no charges had been filed.

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