MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Homeowners Association in the Arcadian Lakes neighborhood of Myrtle Beach is working to try and stop golf cart thieves.
A member of the association, Leonard Richey, said three golf carts have been stolen in the neighborhood off of Chestnut Road in Myrtle Beach in the past few weeks. The HOA wants the crimes to stop and is investigating the thefts.
Some people who live in Arcadian Lakes commented that the thefts are happening in other condos and apartment complexes as well.
Richey said the carts that are being targeted are customized carts, which can be worth up to $15,000.
"They are targeting the high profile carts, those that have been modified and are sitting up in the air with beautiful wheels," he exclaimed.
John Carr is a retired police officer from New Jersey and is doing his part in another way. He often takes his dogs on walks around the neighborhood to keep an eye out for anything or anyone suspicious.
He said the golf cart thefts happened in the past.
"It happened last year too," he said. "Last year there was a couple stolen also with the big wheels and this year they are starting again. It always seems like the same time of the year."
Richey explained the association is asking everyone to be cautious in the neighborhood.
"We've asked all of us to lock up their carts and to take extra precautions and to be alert as to who's coming and going," he said.
The HOA plans on discussing more security measures at their next meeting.