A silver cross necklace, two Build-A-Bear stuffed animals, and cash were among some of the many items reportedly taken after a hotel security guard said he caught a man and woman breaking into cars Thursday morning, authorities said.
Myrtle Beach police said a woman admitted to acting as a lookout for a man taking items from cars in a hotel parking garage reportedly confessed her involvement in the break-ins to authorities.
April Renne Clark, 25, of Myrtle Beach, was charged with two counts of larceny/ breaking into a vehicle, breach of trust, and receiving stolen goods, authorities said.
Adrain Duvell Thomas, 26, of Myrtle Beach, was charged with two counts of larceny/ breaking into a vehicle, according to Myrtle Beach Jail records.
Officers were called by a hotel security guard about 4:18 a.m. Thursday to the Seamist Resort parking garage at 307 13th Avenue South where the guard told police while on patrol, he saw Clark waiting in a gray Dodge Avenger while Thomas was inside a white Ford Excursion, police said.
The security guard said Clark started honking the horn repeatedly, and Thomas got out of the Ford Excursion and took off running, authorities said.
Police said they spoke with Clark, who at first told them she didn’t know Thomas and that she was there to pick up a friend.
Authorities said the owners of the Ford Excursion came to the scene and said a box of shoes was missing from the car, which was then found in Clark’s car, police said.
Officers said Clark then told them Thomas had been breaking into cars while she acted as lookout and pointed to another vehicle that she and Thomas and burglarized, police said.
Police said Thomas returned to the scene and was arrested along with Clark.
The incident report listed more than 20 items were taken by Clark and Thomas.
Authorities also said in the report that the investigation is ongoing.