MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Myrtle Beach Police say they arrested a man after he was caught on camera breaking into a man’s vehicle and stealing military issued gear.
Officers were called to a beach house at 600 North Ocean Blvd Sunday morning when a man discovered the passenger side window of his car had been shattered and some of his belongings taken. The victim told police that a military issued flak vest and military issued bag were stolen from his car.
According to the police report, camera footage shows 32-year-old Justin Robert Murray stealing the bag and walking away with it around 4:30 a.m. Sunday.
The responding officer recognized Murray as the suspect in another case he is working. Hours prior to the car break-in, officers were called to Holiday Sands regarding vandalism to a vending machine, where Murray was identified as the suspect.
Officers caught up with Murray and charged him with breaking into a motor vehicle, larceny, and malicious injury to property.
Police recovered the military gear stolen from the victim’s car and placed the items into evidence.