Myrtle Beach Police: Woman wanted for questioning regarding theft

Teresa Rachelle Brooks, 40, has an active arrest warrant for obtaining goods under false pretenses. (Source: MBPD)
Teresa Rachelle Brooks, 40, has an active arrest warrant for obtaining goods under false pretenses. (Source: MBPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – One woman is wanted in connection to lost or stolen goods that were reported missing at a hotel on South Ocean Boulevard.

According to Myrtle Beach Police, Teresa Rachelle Brooks, 40, has an active arrest warrant for obtaining goods under false pretenses less than $2,000. Brooks is wanted for questioning of the theft of a beach bag that was taken off the beach around 2007 South Ocean Boulevard on July 11, 2014.

Myrtle Beach Police received a call regarding a lost or stolen pink bag containing a pink iPhone 4S and a Samsung SL102 camera.

The victim told police that the bag and items were last seen on their hotel's pool deck while they were swimming.

The hotel manager gave the officer access to the hotel's video surveillance system. The video showed a female, male and three children retrieve multiple bags from the area around them to include the victim's bag, according to the police report.

The officer observed the family exit the pool deck on the hotel elevator then disembarking on the 6th floor.

According to the police report, the manager told police that there were three rooms occupied on the 6th floor at the time of the incident.

One unit had already checked out and was occupied through a private owner. The officer knocked on the other two doors. One room was not occupied and the other was not the family observed on video.

The officer observed the incident to not be of malicious intent. However, the bag and contents were never found, according to the police report.

Brooks also has an active bench warrant, according to the police report.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department by calling (843) 918-1300.

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