A Walmart employee at the Dave Lyle Boulevard store told Rock Hill police a man wearing a camouflage mask snatched her purse as she left work late Wednesday night.
Less than an hour later, police said the same man – wearing a blond wig and ball cap – snatched a purse from a woman and her daughter at the Walmart on Old York Road.
The Dave Lyle Boulevard Walmart employee told officers the man grabbed her from behind as she was leaving work at about 11:35 p.m. and took her purse that had her $800 iPhone, credit cards and other items, a Rock Hill police report states.
The man ran to a waiting vehicle and fled, the woman told police.
A witness told police he saw the man grab the woman from behind, steal her belongings and physically push the woman.
Police were able to get a picture of the vehicle, described as a burgundy car with a broken tail light and tinted windows. Officers found the phone destroyed in a nearby intersection.
At 12:10 a.m., officers were called to the second Rock Hill Walmart, a second report says.
The report says a woman told police a man stole her daughter’s purse. The mother said her daughter has Down’s Syndrome and has limited speaking ability, the report says.
The mother told police she “turned to push the shopping cart to a corral when she heard her daughter scream,” the report says.
She said she saw a man wearing a blond wig and ball cap, who grabbed her daughter’s purse and jumped into the passenger side of a burgundy car with tinted windows, the report says.
No arrests have been made.
Hannah Smoot contributed to this report.