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Thief covers camera with feminine pad during Myrtle Beach burglary

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The man caught in the act with the object covering the camera. (Images from Myrtle Beach Police) The man caught in the act with the object covering the camera. (Images from Myrtle Beach Police)
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -

A Myrtle Beach resort gift shop robber used a feminine pad to cover up a surveillance camera while he grabbed money from the place, police said.

The incident happened on Feb. 19 just after 1 am at Ocean Reef Hotel at 7100 N Ocean Blvd when a man a camera caught a man entering the resort's gift shop and looking around.

The man then left the store briefly and went and got a chair, police said. The man then "stands up on it placing a pad (feminine pad it appears) on the surveillance camera so that his acts can't be seen," police said.

About an 1 hour and 10 minutes later, he was seen on camera "taking the pad off the camera and once again, looking around in the store."

The store was then missing about $125 from the cash register, however placement of the pad made sure "the act was not caught on video," police said.

Police are looking for a white man, aged 22 to 39, between 5-foot 7 inches and 5-foot 10 inches tall, weighing between 150-190 pounds.

The incident was reported to police on Wednesday.

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