BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- Police in Holden Beach are trying to find the people responsible for nearly 20 break-ins on the island over the holidays.
Police say 18 homes were broken into between mid-December and New Year's Eve weekend.
The thieves stole several thousand dollars worth of items from the homes and caused substantial damage.
The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is also investigating about 20 burglaries on the mainland side of the Intracoastal Waterway. They believe the incidents are related.
There is a reward for information leading to an arrest.