Sheriff: Burglar caught leaving scene in Pawleys Island

Larry Dean Toombs (Source: GCSO)
Larry Dean Toombs (Source: GCSO)

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A burglar in Pawleys Island was caught on Sunday after a concerned citizen called deputies, authorities say.

Georgetown County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Carrie Cuthbertson said deputies responded to Tyson Drive and Kings River Road around 1 a.m. Sunday after someone reported a suspicious vehicle and trailer parked outside a home.

Cuthbertson said deputies were on the way when they saw a vehicle matching the citizen's description traveling south on Ocean Highway.

After initiating a traffic stop and finding forced entry at the home where the vehicle was spotted, deputies arrested 51-year-old Larry Dean Toombs.

Toombs was charged with third-degree burglary and taken to the Georgetown County Detention Center.

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