Report: Men with stolen pink bike charged with shoplifting BB guns, clothing

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comJanuary 16, 2014 

— Two men were charged with shoplifting after they were found with stolen items in backpacks they were carrying, according to a report from the Rock Hill police.

The men, Tavious Truesdale, 20, and Hissan McCoy, 20, were riding bicycles on Springsteen Road around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning when an officer stopped them because of several burglaries in the area recently, according to the report. Truesdale and McCoy gave the officer conflicting stories of where they were coming from and going.

The officers asked to look in their backpacks and found items that looked new, including two BB guns, from Walmart. When asked if they had been to Walmart recently, Truesdale and McCoy said they had not, the report stated.

The officers took them to Walmart, where security footage showed the pair riding motorized scooters around the store around 3:15 a.m., putting items in backpacks without paying for them. When separated, both men admitted to stealing the items, which were valued around $300. They also admitted to stealing one of the bikes, a white and pink Schwinn bicycle, from the Manchester Apartment area.

Both were charged with shoplifting 2nd offense, because both have been convicted of shoplifting before. McCoy was also charged with stealing the bicycle.

Rachel Southmayd •  803-329-4072

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