MYRTLE BEACH, SC — A Myrtle Beach man told police late Wednesday night that a thief took a laptop from his disabled car while he and friends were trying to get parts to fix it and then fled on one friend’s bicycle when the men returned to the vehicle, according to a report at the Myrtle Beach Police Department.
The man told police he was in the process of moving when his car with all his possessions in it broke down on Executive Avenue.
He said he called friends, one of whom arrived on his bicycle and two others who drove to the scene, the report said.
The four then went to get parts to fix the broken down car, and when they returned, they saw a man rifling through the vehicle.
When they confronted him, the report said, the man fled on the bicycle that had been left resting on the front of the car while the four men were away from it.
The men chased the alleged thief, but were not able to catch him.
The man whose car was reportedly burglarized told police that the driver’s side front door did not lock so the thief would not have had to force his way into it.
He declined the police department’s offer to search for clues in the car, saying he could tell that other than some change, nothing else had been taken, the report said.