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Alleged DSS worker involved in burglary

The victim said he watched the suspect try to escape in a car but the alarm kept going off so he took off on foot. (Source: Lisa Gresci) The victim said he watched the suspect try to escape in a car but the alarm kept going off so he took off on foot. (Source: Lisa Gresci)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)- A man walks into his home to find his back slider door smashed and his TV missing but not until he was stalled by an alleged DSS worker outside. 

Daniel Mann said Tuesday was like any other day. He was coming home for lunch when a state car pulled up to him and started to tell him she worked for DSS.

"She told me she was with Child Protective Services and she was looking for a baby. She said the name of the baby and I told her nobody by that name lived here."

She asked a series of questions. Even had him looking things up on his iPhone to answer them. But he did not think anything of her questioning. He walked into his house and like most of us went to turn the TV on. When it wasn't there he figured it was over. Mann has been robbed and everything is gone. Two TVs, jewelry, an iPod and his laptop. At this point he says he looks over and his slider door is smashed.

But then he noticed one more thing.

"We had been broken into. So I went back there and saw a man leaving."

Police said the man in his yard was Matthew Jay Franklin Kline and it did not end there. Mann says he watched Kline try to escape in a car but the alarm kept going off so he took off on foot.

When Mann approached the car he realized his stuff wasn't long gone after all.

"As I went to follow him I looked in the back seat and saw all of our stuff was in there."

Mann thought he had lost Kline a few streets over on Coopers Court but when the Horry County Police Department showed up and ran the plates an address on Coopers Court popped up.

According to the police report, the officer recognized the car owner's name.

The owner of the car is Nicole Murray.

Mann believed she is a DSS worker and Kline's girlfriend and realizes as he was talking to the Officer this is the same woman from the beginning of this whole ordeal. 

Both Kline and Murray were arrested for burglary. 

Murray's neighbors say that there have also been other burglaries in their neighborhood. As of now there is no word if Murray or Kline are connected to those crimes.

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