MYRTLE BEACH — Surfside Beach police charged two teen girls in connection with a burglary in the city, according to authorities.
Asia Alexis Lewis, 17, and Erica Lynn Osborne, 18, both of Surfside Beach were booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, according to jail records. The teens are each charged with second-degree burglary, malicious damage to property with a value of $2,000 or less, petty larceny and receiving stolen goods with a value under $2,000.
The teens are being held pending a bond hearing set for Friday, said Rodney Keziah, Surfside Beach police chief.
Surfside Beach and Horry County officers arrested the teens on Thursday in connection with a burglary that occurred on Wednesday, Keziah said. Officers were called about 6 p.m. Wednesday to a home on Eighth Avenue North in Surfside Beach, but the suspects had left before officers arrived.
A witness gave police a description of the suspects and an officer saw them walking along U.S. 17 on Thursday, Keziah said. Officers watched the teens and followed them to a business where they tried to sell some of the items that were reported stolen from the home.
“The detailed description given by the witness was a key component in making this arrest,” Keziah said. “It is always a good day when within 24 hours of a burglary you have two suspects in jail and all of the victims stolen property recovered for them.”
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