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Report: Motel guest wakes to find man stealing her purse

Google Maps image of The Diplomat motel. (Source: Google Maps) Google Maps image of The Diplomat motel. (Source: Google Maps)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A 75-year-old woman staying at a Myrtle Beach motel told police she awoke to find a man standing near her bed holding her purse.

Police responded to The Diplomat at 608 N. Ocean Boulevard where the victim told police that she was awoken by a man standing near her bed while she was asleep. When she woke up, she started screaming, and he left via the back balcony door with her purse.

The other victim in the room, an 83-year-old man, told police he was asleep the whole time, and was awoken by the other victim’s screams.

The woman said that her purse contained diamond and gold rings.

Both victims said they thought they had locked the back sliding glass door, but they were not sure.

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