• 66-year-old woman tells police man with rifle robbed her

    By: Mark Becker


    ROCK HILL, S.C. - Police in Rock Hill plan to canvass a neighborhood after a 66-year-old woman told them that a young man with a rifle tried to rob her in her driveway late Tuesday night.
    “As I was stepping outside my vehicle he just slid up beside my car,” the woman, who did not want to be identified, told Eyewitness News.
    The woman said the man with the gun demanded her pocketbook, but the tables turned when she leaned over and told him that she had to get her own gun.
    “And when I raised back up, he was gone.  He materialized out of nowhere and disappeared out of nowhere,” she said.
    Just to be safe she hit the panic button on her car alarm while her daughter called 911.
    Police said the attack is unusual for that neighborhood off Saluda Avenue and they plan to knock on doors but they don’t have much to work with.
    “There's no physical evidence to go on so this might be a tough one to solve,” said Rock Hill police spokesman Mark Bollinger.
     The woman who was the intended victim is a tough one too, and said the gunman’s threat won’t change her.
    “No.  I refuse to be intimidated by a young person and a gun,” she said.

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