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Myrtle Beach police search for suspect who fled on foot after crash in Grande Dunes

Local law enforcement have Frontage Road blocked off between SC 31 and the Intracoastal Waterway as they continue to search for a suspect from a traffic stop.
Local law enforcement have Frontage Road blocked off between SC 31 and the Intracoastal Waterway as they continue to search for a suspect from a traffic stop. hstrong@thesunnews.com

Myrtle Beach police Wednesday searched for a suspect who crashed a stolen vehicle during a traffic stop and then fled on foot. The chase following an alleged burglary early that morning in Grande Dunes, said Cpl. Thomas Vest with Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Officers went to the Grande Dunes area of Myrtle Beach about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning after reports of a burglary on Venezia Circle. The suspect fled a residence on foot and police began to canvas the area, a release said. Hours later, police tried to stop a vehicle the suspect was driving, but the vehicle crashed.

Vest said the suspect was driving a white Cadillac that was stolen from another residence.

Myrtle Beach police’s K9 unit and Horry County police’s bloodhound unit worked the scene, but couldn’t find the suspect, authorities said.

The police department is reminding residents to stay vigilant and contact authorities with any tips that may help the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Myrtle Beach police at 843-915-1382.

Hannah Strong: 843-444-1765, @HannahLStrong

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