Women report waking up to strange men in their apartments near CCU

Two women called Horry County police officers early Monday morning after they said their apartments were broken into, according to Horry County Police Lieutenant Robert Kegler.

The first incident was reported around 5 a.m. at an apartment on Carolina Road in Conway near Coastal Carolina University.

Cady Sargent, 22, said she was in her bedroom when she woke up to find a man that she didn't know standing over her.

"I looked up and there was a guy standing there like messing with my covers at the bottom of my bed," she explained. "My first thought


I thought he was going to stab me or like have a gun or like really hurt me."

She asked the man what he was doing, and she said he went down the stairs and left the apartment through a back door.

Kegler explained that another woman who lives there discovered the back door had been left unlocked.

The only thing reported missing from the home was $30 in cash.

Police were called to the second incident just 20 minutes later and less than a half mile away at an apartment on Hicks Circle in Conway, also near CCU.

Macy Cunningham, 20, said she was asleep in her bed when she heard someone open her front door.

She told officers a man opened her bedroom door just far enough to see if she was inside the room, he shut the door, and then she heard her front door closing.

"I look at the door, and it's some guy shutting the door, crawling out my window," Cunningham explained.

She said nothing was taken from her apartment.

Lt. Kegler said he believes the same suspect committed both burglaries because of the short time frame and the proximity between the homes.

He reminds everyone that even if you feel like you live in a safe neighborhood, to always lock your doors.

If you have any information on these incidents you're urged to call the Horry County Police Department at 843-915-5350.