Park visitors, beware. Thieves have been shattering windows on parked cars outside Fort Mill parks, stealing credit cards and other valuables inside.
Last Wednesday, around 6:10 p.m., at Walter Y. Elisha Park, a witness looked over and saw the interior light activated inside a Chevrolet Tahoe.
“Upon closer look, (she) observed a black male wearing a dark shirt pull out a purse from the back seat,” a report says.
The witness said the suspect got into a silver Mercedes with a Florida license plate and fled with the purse, according to a Fort Mill police report.
Fort Mill officers found the victim’s Tahoe with the rear driver’s side window shattered. The owner of the vehicle reported the theft of a Madewell purse along with the contents: a diamond engagement ring with a two-carat stone, a silver wedding band with multiple small diamonds, gold earrings, $250 cash, a teacher ID, prescription meds, credit cards and other identification.
Officers put out an alert on the suspect vehicle without success.
Meanwhile, the day before, someone busted out a window of a car parked at Harris Street Park. The incident happened around lunchtime Tuesday.
A Fort Mill mother was at the park with her daughters and returned to find her rear passenger window busted out. She had only been at the park 15 minutes, a police report says.
Stolen: the woman’s Louis Vuitton purse worth $1,600, a Michael Kors wallet, four credit cards and her driver’s license.
“The purse was on the floorboard behind the second row of seats and should have been out of sight,” a police report says.
The victim spoke with several people who were in the parking lot and no one saw anything. But a woman approached the victim later and told her about an older-model red sedan with four individuals inside that was parked beside her car. The vehicle was in poor condition and had the name of a company on the side, but the witness didn’t get a look at the name.
Investigators came out and tried to obtain fingerprints from the victim’s vehicle.
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