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Damage reported near beach access surveillance camera

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – An electrical box, wires and support pipes for a set of surveillance cameras installed at a beach access site in Myrtle Beach were damaged or went missing, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report.

The electrical box leading up to the cameras at the 41st Avenue North beach access area in Myrtle Beach was missing and damaged, the wires that led up to the cameras had been disconnected, and the support pipes had been broken in half in an unknown manner, the report, dated November 1, states. No weapons appeared to be used. 

The total cost of the damage was estimated to be $1,000, according to the report.

City leaders approved a plan to install over 800 cameras around the city by the end of this year. As part of the plan, 112 cameras were installed at beach access points across Myrtle Beach. Each camera costs about $1,000, and the total cost of the project was projected to be $1.3 million.

According to Lt. Crosby with Myrtle Beach Police, after investigation the damage appeared to be phone box damage.

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