CAROLINA FOREST, SC (WMBF) - A home in the Springlake neighborhood of Carolina Forest was burglarized Tuesday.
The homeowner, Greg Schwartz, said the burglar made off with two TVs, his wife's jewelry and his kids's piggy banks.
Schwartz said he believes it happened sometime in the morning after he left the house for work. He said his wife and kids were out of town at the time so the house was empty.
When he returned home he found the side door standing wide open, and when he went inside, he said the place looked like it had been ransacked.
He noticed various items missing and reported the crime to Horry County police.
At this time, no arrests have been made.
Neighbors in the area said they have been hearing of similar crimes nearby a little too frequently.
Many of them are asking for more neighborhood security from law enforcement.
One mother, Deana Marshall, said she's worried for the safety of her children and thinks there should be a few security guards patrolling the neighborhoods at all times.
"What we do need is 24/7 security. We need somebody to patrol through once in a while, to go up and down, because if these people know that a place is secure, they're not going to hit it as much because they're going to be too worried," said Marshall.
WMBF News has reached out to the neighborhood's HOA and Horry County Police Department to see if any security changes or improvements are in the works, but have not heard back from either yet.