Crime

Man reports nearly $1,000 taken from hotel room

A 44-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police he realized he was missing nearly $1,000 cash when he went to pay a pizza delivery man at his Ocean Boulevard hotel room, authorities said.

Officers were called about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to the Atlantica Resort at 1700 N. Ocean Blvd. in regards to the alleged hotel burglary.

The victim told police he and his family were gone from the hotel room most of the day, and he noticed the $955 cash missing from his wallet about 8:15 p.m., police said.

The victim told police a room key was also taken out of a purse that was left in the same room with his wallet.

After reviewing a key log for the room, police determined that hotel maids entered the room three different times that day, according to the incident report.

Authorities said the head maid was unavailable at the time of the report, and they will follow up with her when she is available.

Elizabeth Townsend: 843-626-0217, @TSN_etownsend

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