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New safety signs installed near Myrtle Beach to reduce crimes of opportunity

New safety signs installed near Myrtle Beach to reduce crimes of opportunity

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A rash of car break-ins has left Myrtle Beach police busy recently.

Thieves are taking advantage of the easy, breezy summertime mentality by stealing electronics, chargers and change from parked cars, according to police.

Police said they are seeing more of these crimes of opportunity popping up in the northern beach access points. So to combat this and save you a big hassle, city workers are posting brand new signs at public beach access points as a last reminder to hide your belongings before you hit the sand.

The signs say:

· Lock your vehicle

· Secure Items From View

· Report All Suspicious Activity To Myrtle Beach Police Dept. 843-918-1382

“A lot of education is done through Facebook, Twitter, or through the media these days,” says Myrtle Beach Police Lt. Joey Crosby. “But sometimes the best education is the sign you see in front of you when you go to park your car. So those areas we've identified as problem areas.” Police identified those problem areas through crime statistics, and Crosby says that's why they placed them north of 30th Avenue North. You'll also see them at some city facilities and at the Grand Park in The Market Common.

A fun fact: A local Myrtle Beach police officer designed the signs.

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