Myrtle Beach police arrest Longs man on multiple armed robbery, kidnapping charges

mprabhu@thesunnews.comFebruary 16, 2013 

— Police arrested a Longs man Saturday in connection with three separate armed robberies that occurred in December.

Christopher Jamal Montgomery, 20, was charged with three counts of kidnapping, four counts of armed robbery and four counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Montgomery was being held without bond at Myrtle Beach jail on Saturday.

According to Myrtle Beach police reports, Montgomery is accused of pistol-whipping and robbing a disabled man at about 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 28.

The victim told police that a man knocked on his door at the Wave Rider motel located in the 1600 block of South Ocean Boulevard. When he opened the door the suspect forced his way in and demanded money. After the victim told the suspect he had no money, police say the suspect repeatedly pistol-whipped the victim, causing him to fall from his walker to the ground.

Police said the suspect took a bag containing prescription seizure medication and two phone chargers. The victim was treated for his injuries at the scene.

Police said Montgomery is one of two suspects involved in the armed robbery of a man and woman at about 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 23 on the beach near Seventh Avenue North.

The victims told police two suspects approached them, one armed with a black handgun, and hit the woman in the head before demanding money. The man gave the suspects his car keys and about $190. The woman gave the suspects a digital camera and a cell phone.

Police located the victim’s car at the Seventh Avenue North beach access and the man said his video camera also had been taken.

Montgomery also is accused of being one of two suspects who approached a man as he sat in his car shortly after midnight Dec. 21 a parking lot located in the 300 block of Snorkel Way.

One of the suspects had a silver handgun and told the victim to open the door or he would shoot him. On suspect threw the victim to the ground and hit in the back of the head, causing his face to hit the pavement. The other suspect, who had the handgun, took items, including a lap top, cell phone and radio, from the car. Both suspects then fled the scene.

Contact MAYA T. PRABHU at 444-1722 or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_MPrabhu.

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