I spoke earlier about a recent case involving an attempt to steal a motor vehicle. I recently came across this WMBF News article that lists Myrtle Beach as one of the top places nationwide in car theft reports. As noted in the news article, there are many more vehicles in the Myrtle Beach area during the summer time. In a sea of vehicles, your vehicle could be broken into and stolen without anyone noticing. It is important to keep your valuables stored away out of sight as well as to lock your doors when you exit your vehicle. You may not be able to prevent theft but you can take precautionary measures to protect yourself and your personal property.
Again, South Carolina statute defines breaking into motor vehicles as the breaking or attempting to break into a motor vehicle or its compartment with intent to steal the motor vehicle or anything of value from it, attached to it or used in connection with or in the preparation of any criminal offense. Contact Daniel Selwa if you have fallen victim to an attempted car theft or the completed crime of car theft.