Crime

Rock Hill Police investigate car break-ins in Manchester area neighborhood

Rock Hill detectives are looking into several vehicle break-ins that happened overnight Monday in the Atherton Place neighborhood off Dave Lyle Boulevard.

Officers say they were first called to the neighborhood behind Target around midnight by a woman who said she saw a man loitering near her car and she saw him take something from inside. She told officers that she banged on her bedroom window from inside the Dillard Road house to scare the suspected thief away.

By the time police arrived, the suspect was gone, according to Rock Hill Police records. She gave officers a partial description of the suspect. Police used a K-9 unit to search for the suspect but no arrests have been made.

The woman reported that the suspect had broken a window to get into her Dodge Charger on Monday night and that a purse and wallet were stolen.

Police say two neighbors also were victims of car break-ins.

In one case, the suspected thief broke the window of a Ford Edge to grab a purse and a $200 pair of eyeglasses. In the other case, a man’s Jeep was rummaged through but nothing was taken. Police say the Jeep’s doors had been left unlocked while parked in the man’s driveway.

Anna Douglas •  803-329-4068

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