Armed invaders rob couple in North Myrtle Beach home as 2-year-old sleeps

akelley@thesunnews.comSeptember 21, 2012 

A North Myrtle Beach couple was robbed at gunpoint inside their home on 38th Avenue South as their 2-year-old daughter slept early Wednesday, according to the North Myrtle Beach Departmnet of Public Safety.

Three have been charged in the incident, but authorities are still searching for two suspects.

Jamie Jessica Chapman, 21, of Columbus, Ohio and Robin Renee Alston, 28, of Atlantic Beach are charged with first degree burglary and petty larceny and are being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on $101,000 bond. Chapman is accused of knocking on the couple’s door just before 2 a.m. Wednesday and asking to use a telephone, allowing three men to force themselves into the home, the report said.

Alston, according to police, drove the group to and from the home.

Yawnnie Leshawn Waters, 20, of Atlantic Beach, is charged with armed robbery, first degree assault and battery, two counts of kidnapping, first degree burglary, second degree burglary, petty larceny and possession of firearms and ammunition. He is being held on $336,000 bond.

One of the armed men pushed the woman against a wall while she pleaded for them to stop, afraid that something would happen to her sleeping daughter.

Two other armed suspects forced the man onto the ground and hit him in the back of the head with a handgun. He was later forced into the bedroom and asked if there was any money in the home. He gave up his wallet, which had $145 cash inside. A Playstation 3 was also taken.

The woman reportedly tried to take the gun from the man holding her against the wall and was able to hit the suspect and yell for help when the group fled from the home.

Police followed a car from the neighborhood to a parking lot at 3304 South Ocean Boulevard. Three men fled from the car, but Chapman and Robin Renee Alston, who was driving, stayed.

The toddler did not awaken during the holdup. Neither of the victims were seriously injured.

Anyone with information on the other suspects can call North Myrtle Beach police at 280-5511.

Contact AMANDA KELLEY at 626-0381.

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