Crime

‘You got me:’ Rock Hill burglar caught in act by police

Robert Adams
Robert Adams

Caught red-handed by the cops in the midst of a burglary, a Rock Hill ex-con and repeat felon stated matter-of factly “You got me,” when officers found him, according to a police report.

In the incident Tuesday night at a business on White Street in downtown Rock Hill, a passerby called 911 to say the glass door was broken and someone was inside. When officers arrived, they found Robert Lee Adams, 57, rummaging through the drawers of a desk, the police report states.

Adams was told to show his hands and not move by officers and then Adams told the officers, “You got me. It’s just me, there is no one else here.”

Police found a cut on Adams’ hand. He was charged with burglary and taken to jail without incident.

Adams has more than 20 convictions for break-ins, burglary, drugs, and other crimes dating back almost 40 years to 1977, according to State Law Enforcement Division records. The latest conviction was in 2008 when Adams was sentenced to seven years for burglary.

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