Vandals strike vehicles in Rock Hill neighborhood

ROCK HILL, S.C. — In the last few days, nearly two dozen people in Rock Hill woke up to find their car windows smashed in the same neighborhood, but nothing was missing.

Rock Hill police are trying to track down the vandals who may be responsible for the same crimes in the area last summer.

There were 19 vandalism cases reported in one week., including six Tuesday morning.

Jennifer Currence didn't expect to be sweeping up glass in front of her house Tuesday morning or show Channel 9 the rock she found near her son's SUV.

"I don't even know how to process it. There's no way to even understand," Currence said.

The rock was thrown hard enough to go through the SUV's back window and out a side window. Valuables inside the SUV were not touched.

"My son had a laptop, an expensive pair of shoes, and, yes, his wallet was left on the seat, too," Currence said.

There were damaged vehicles along Colony Road behind Cherry Park.

Rock Hill police officers knocked on Helena Anderson's door at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Her husband's F-150 pickup truck, now covered with plastic, had a rock thrown through the driver's side window. She said she couldn't believe it.

"They explained to me what had happened,” Anderson said. “I was, like, ‘You can't be serious about that.’ I think it was all fun and games to them."

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Rock Hill police don't have any suspects yet but were out canvassing the neighborhood Tuesday.

They have advice for residents in the area.

"If you have any security lights, security cameras, make sure they're up and running," Lt. Michael Chavis said.

Late last summer, vandals struck Cherry Park, which is near Hargett Park.

Suspects smashed lights, jumped on water fountains until they broke away from the walls, and damaged toilets.

The vandals were never caught.

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