A woman who shoplifted $700 in merchandise from a Rock Hill store was arrested a short time later when police saw her sitting in a fast food drive-through less than two miles from the store, according to Rock Hill Police.
Police met with an employee of the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Cherry Road about 1:50 a.m. Tuesday and were told a woman took several items and left the store without paying for them, according to a report. The employee provided a description of the woman and the vehicle she fled in, traveling down Cherry Road toward Winthrop University.
Officers saw a vehicle matching that description in the drive-through of McDonald’s on Cherry Road across from the Winthrop campus, the driver of which matched the description of the shoplifting suspect.
When asked where she was coming from, the driver said the Walmart Neighborhood Market and admitted to taking the merchandise, which was concealed in a large gift bag, police said. The merchandise, which totaled about $700 and included teeth whitening products, razors and greeting cards, was returned to the store.
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The 25-year-old woman was charged with shoplifting.