Woman used gun to stop robbery attempt in Myrtle Beach

troot@thesunnews.comFebruary 15, 2013 

— A 46-year-old woman told Myrtle Beach police she fended off a would-be robber early Friday by kicking him and then pointing her gun at him, according to a police report.

The victim told officers that at 2:50 a.m. Friday she arrived for her shift at work at the Bagel Factory at 2012 N. Kings Highway when a man opened the driver’s door, police said.

The victim said she kicked at the robber, who had something covering his face and a hooded sweatshirt over his head and a black hat, and he pushed her into the vehicle in an attempt to get her purse, according to the report. The victim said she continued to kick at the man until she reached into the glove box and retrieved her handgun.

The victim said she pointed the gun at the suspect and he turned and ran south toward 19th Avenue North, according to the report. Officers found a locking blade knife on the floorboard of the vehicle and the victim told police it belonged to the suspect but she didn’t see it during the attack.

Detectives are investigating the incident.

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