Rock Hill police are urging residents to lock their doors, especially when they are home, after responding to a recent home invasion.
On Friday morning a man allegedly armed with a silver handgun walked into a home in the 1500 block of Blue Bell Lane near Manchester Road, police said. He entered through an unlocked door, stayed for about 10 minutes demanding the woman's vehicle and then drove away in her 2010 black Honda CRV. The 55-year old woman was not hurt in the incident.
"A crime of this nature is unheard of in this area," said Kevin Clinton, a Rock Hill police officer. "But it unfortunately may be becoming a trend. There was a home invasion in Brentwood just two or three months ago on Parkside. That's why we are encouraging people to keep their doors locked."
About 30 minutes prior to the incident, the man was seen on surveillance video at Brentwood convenience store, Clinton said. (See photos that accompany this article) The suspect is described as a white man between 20 and 25 years old with brown hair and a scruffy beard. He is between 5'10 and 6-feet tall and was last seen wearing a red flannel shirt and jeans with holes in both knees.
The black Honda CRV that was stolen has a bright orange “St Theresa Bulldogs” bumper sticker is on the back window, police say. It has a Missouri license plate and its number is FG6 T1J.
If you have information on the incident, you are urged to call an anonymous police tip line at 314-644-7100.