Crime

Police investigate after man reports home burglary

A man reported to Myrtle Beach police that someone came into his home and took a laptop computer, a locked box containing jewelry, and money, authorities said.

Officers were called about 7 a.m. Thursday to a home on the 7600 block of Driftwood Drive, between 76th and 79th avenues North, where a 76-year-old man reported the incident, police said.

The victim told authorities he believed someone came into his home on Wednesday night and said he left his back door and back gate unlocked from about 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.

The victim said he did not notice anything was missing until his daughter could not find her laptop, which the victim reported stolen, authorities said.

The victim also said a locked box, containing two rings, family photos and DVDs, was also taken, along with about $5 in change, according to the police report.

Police said there were no signs of noticed entry to the home and also said they did not see any foot prints or hand prints around the home.

No arrests had been made in connection with the incident as of Saturday morning.

Authorities also responded to a report of a home break-in Friday when a couple reported electronics, jewelry and cash were taken from their home, according to a police report.

Officers were called about 12:15 a.m. to an apartment on the 700 block of Carolina Cove Drive where a 31-year-old man, accompanied by his wife whose age was not listed, reported the incident.

The couple said two Xbox gaming consoles were taken, along with a laptop computer, a karaoke machine, eight watches, other jewelry and cash, police said.

No arrests had been made in connection with the incident as of Saturday morning.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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