Woman robbed while driving through York Co.

by: Greg Suskin Updated:


YORK COUNTY, S.C. - A Rock Hill woman told Channel Nine she's terrified that two men who robbed her Monday night will come after her again.

The woman told police she was driving on Mcdow Drive headed to Cherokee Avenue to look at rental houses around 8 p.m. Monday.

She said two men flagged her down, so she stopped and lowered her car window.

One of the two men put a gun to her face and demanded her purse, and then they ran away. The thieves got money, her ID, phone and spare set of keys.

She drove to a nearby store and called police immediately after the incident.

She told Channel Nine by phone that she was afraid because they had all her private information.

Police Lt.

Brad Redfearn said the crime was similar to two other armed robberies reported in that same area several months back.

He said you should never stop when a stranger flags you down in your car.

"Don't open your door, roll down your windows or even stop. Keep driving," he said.

Thomas McClanahan lives on the same street where the robbery happened. "It could be anywhere.

It was just the wrong place at the wrong time," he said.

"People are out of jobs. They're gonna do whatever it takes to survive."

Redfearn said officers swarmed the area Monday night immediately following the 911 call.

They didn't find any potential suspects or evidence at the crime scene.

On Tuesday, police were still investigating the case and taking statements from the victim.

She initially only described the suspects as a white male and a black male.