One man is in custody and another is on the loose after one of the men tried to steal more than $10,000 in jewelry from Empress Jewelers in the Myrtle Beach Mall Sunday.
Horry County police responded to the mall at about 6 p.m. for a call of two men trying to flee with the jewelry, according to a police report. The Briarcliff Acres Police Department helped Horry County surround a wooded area where police found Tanniah B. Whitfield, 30, of Summerton.
Whitfield is in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing on a charge of shoplifting, value over $10,000.
An accomplice, the reported get-away-driver, was able to flee the area in a white, 1999 Ford Crown Victoria.
Anyone with information about this case, or the whereabouts of the accomplice, is asked to call police at 843-915-8477.