Crime

September 4, 2013

BI-LO card information helps Rock Hill police make arrest

Rock Hill police use card information to arrest woman on charges of removing suitcases from a pickup truck.

Police used information from a BI-LO Bonus Card to make a petty larceny arrest in Rock Hill on Tuesday. Arrested was Lisa Baker, 29, according to a Rock Hill Police report.

Baker was arrested after two patrons of a Rock Hill hotel called police Tuesday evening to report someone had stolen two suitcases from the bed of the pickup truck they were riding in. The truck was parked at the BI-LO on Cherry Road.

The suitcases had clothing, contacts, a phone charger, and household goods valued at about $500, according to the police report.

Store officials showed police a surveillance video which showed a blonde woman removing the suitcases. A review of surveillance video also showed the woman had purchased groceries at the store, according the report.

Store officials gave police her address from information filed for her BI-LO Bonus Card, the report states. When police arrived at Baker’s residence they found the two suitcases open on the floor of her living room, according to the report.

She was arrested and taken to the Rock Hill city jail.

Mark Bollinger, executive officer for the Rock Hill Police Department, said stores often assist police by making surveillance video available. But he said this case was unusual because of the additional information the store provided.

“It was very astute of the BI-LO staff to remember she had just been shopping there,” he said.

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