Myrtle Beach police are investigating two separate break-ins reported at homes along 44th Avenue North on Monday, according to police reports.
Officers were first called to an apartment on the 800 block of 44th Avenue North about 11:30 a.m. where they spoke to a 71-year-old woman, who told police she came home to find her house ramshackled and items missing.
She told police she left her apartment Monday morning and came home about 11 a.m. to find her place in disarray with items out of place and draws open.
She went upstairs and discovered some of her jewelry was missing, including a platinum bracelet valued at $2,000 and about $4,000 worth of other jewelry items were also gone, she told police.
Never miss a local story.
Officers noted there was a hotel key card on the dresser that looked to have been used as a tool to get inside the apartment. The woman also told police her medication was taken during the break-in.
Crime scene investigators were able to get two prints, according to the report.
Officers were called back out to the 800 block of 44th Avenue North about 9 p.m. when a 38-year-old woman also reported a home break-in.
The woman told police she left her apartment about 7 a.m. that morning and thought she locked her door. She arrived back home about 7 p.m. and didn’t notice anything out of place, but when she went to put jewelry away later, she noticed things were missing, according to the report.
She reported about $1,500 worth of rings were taken. Other items, including gaming consoles were taken, shoes, wall decor, and a children’s book and doll were also reported missing from the home, the report states.