MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Police are looking for burglars who stole thousands of dollars' worth of "glass art pieces" from a Myrtle Beach smoke shop earlier this month.
Myrtle Beach Police responded to Purple Haze Smoke Shop on Seaboard Street on January 9, and found signs that the suspect first tried to break the front door's lock, then knocked out the glass, according to the police report.
Officers said that it seemed like the suspect went straight to the high-priced glass work in the back cabinet, "almost as if the suspect knew what he/she was looking for once inside," the report states.
Officers checked for security camera footage, but it was found that power had been cut off to the entire store before the burglar or burglars made entry. The last time the camera had recorded was at 4:21 a.m.
After inventory was taken, it was determined that over $9,000 worth of items were taken from the business, including several large glass pieces that were worth hundreds of dollars each. Some of the items reported stolen include: a "Salt/Mermonkey" pipe worth $2,100, a "TMNT" rig worth $500, a "Ghost Skull" rig worth $3,000, and "Zach P" rig worth $1,800.
Myrtle Beach Police posted several photos of subjects wanted in connection with the burglary, as well as a Toyota Rav 4 that may also be involved. Police also posted images of two of the glass water pipes that were taken.
Anyone who knows the identities of the subjects, or the whereabouts of the stolen glass work is asked to contact MBPD and reference case #16-000470.