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Myrtle Beach community relieved men allegedly responsible for string of burglaries behind bars

Security footage shows one of the men walking through a home. Source: Gretchen Abner. Security footage shows one of the men walking through a home. Source: Gretchen Abner.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Two men are in the J. Rebuen Long Detention Center after police arrested them for burglarizing three homes in the Pine Lakes neighborhood of Myrtle Beach.

Jail records show David Markley and Brian Gagne were booked over the weekend.

According to a Myrtle Beach Police report, the two stole about $15,000 worth of jewelry from a home on Pine Lake Drive the night of July 4.

The other two burglaries took place on Frontier Drive on June 23 and Camellia Drive on June 25.

The victim of the July 4th burglary, Gretchen Abner, says she was on the beach watching fireworks with friends when she got a notification on her phone that said her security camera detected activity in her laundry room.

The recent burglaries have people in the area on high alert.

“It’s definitely going to keep us on our toes, making sure everything’s locked up and our lights are on … doors and windows are locked,” Bill White said. “Yeah definitely going to do that.”

Neighbors are also happy the men are no longer burglarizing homes in the area.

“To know that we are able to get people like that off the street that quickly is a huge relief,” Gretchen Abner said.

Jail records show Markley’s bond is set at $100,000, and Gagne’s is set at $125,000.

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