Beaufort News

Woman awakens to find man in bedroom

A 46-year-old Atlanta woman sleeping in the master bedroom of a Southwind Drive home in Shipyard Plantation awoke early Dec. 27 to find a man standing in the bedroom holding her wallet, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report released Wednesday.

At about 3:55 a.m., the woman awoke to a noise and saw a man she described as short, white or Hispanic, and wearing all black clothing, according to the report.

The woman screamed, and the man dropped the wallet and ran into the living room, the report said.

The woman's husband, who was sleeping in another bedroom, told deputies he was roused by a loud boom. He walked to the front door to make sure it was locked and then went to the master bedroom.

His wife, who was crying, told him there was a man in the house. He ran to the living room and the back door, but did not see anyone, the report said.

The couple called Shipyard Plantation security officers, who searched the area but did not find anyone. The officers called sheriff's deputies. No forced entry was found, the report said.

The couple reported the following items missing: two laptop computers and an Apple iPhone with accessories worth a total $1,350; a diamond and white gold wedding band and other assorted jewelry and watches worth a total $4,575; wallets and IDs.