The fidget spinners craze sweeping America’s youth has reached Rock Hill, but with a shoplifting theft by three young people.
Rock Hill Police Department officers are investigating a scam reported at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday about “three young white males” who took 10 LED spinners valued at $100 in a daring daylight grab using subterfuge and distraction at Computer CPR on Mount Gallant Road in Rock Hill, according to a report.
The store owner showed police surveillance video of the trio acting in concert grabbing the items, a police report shows. The first boy sorted and grabbed the spinners from a front desk container, then handed them off to a second boy who concealed them in his pockets as a third boy was “actively trying to block the view” of the other kids while “talking with the owner occasionally to distract him.”
The boys ages are not included in the police report.
They left in a white SUV, police said.
No further information is available in the report. The investigation continues.