Crime

May 1, 2014

Thief rips out A/C unit to break into Rock Hill store; beer and cigarettes stolen

Police: An unknown suspect broke into a Rock Hill store on Tuesday night and stole beer and cigarettes

An unknown suspect broke into a Rock Hill store on Tuesday night and stole beer and cigarettes, according to a Rock Hill police report.

Bobbie Plair, the owner of Simrill Grocery Store on Simrill Street, was woken up by a neighbor on Wednesday morning because the air conditioning unit to the store was on the ground, the report stated. It appeared the suspect first tried to break the glass out of the front door, but he was unsuccessful, so he ripped the A/C unit out of a side window.

The suspect got away with $45 of Bud Light beer and $48 in cigarettes. Investigators were able to lift several fingerprints from the scene.

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