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Man sees burglar steal his television from Myrtle Beach apartment

A man told Myrtle Beach police he saw a man steal a television from his apartment, according to a police report.

The 22-year-old man told police he went outside to smoke a cigarette at 2:30 a.m. Thursday and when he returned inside he failed to lock the apartment door, which is located at 403 Second Ave. N., police said.

The man said he then heard a noise and looked out his bedroom window to see a man running from the apartment carrying his flat panel television, according to the report. The man said he ran downstairs and chased the man through the parking lot, but the suspect ran away.

The TV was valued at $400.