MYRTLE BEACH — Myrtle Beach police are searching for three men who assaulted and robbed a 23-year-old man after they met him while he was walking along Greens Boulevard, according to a police report.
The victim told officers that he got home from work and decided to go for a walk about 1:15 a.m. Thursday because he was not tired, police said.
The victim said he saw the three men, but he tried to ignore them as he walked, according to the report. One of the men asked to use his cellphone, so the victim said to avoid a confrontation he gave the man his cellphone.
The victim said the man typed numbers into the phone, but did not talk on it, according to the report. The victim said he saw one of the men had a gun in the waistband of his pants and then another man punched him in the face with brass knuckles.
The victim said the men then forced him at gunpoint to walk back to his apartment, according to the report. Once inside his apartment, the victim said the men searched through his belongings and ordered him facedown on his bed.
The victim said after the men left he drove to his mother’s home. In the report, the victim listed a video gaming system, a laptop, his cellphone, video games and a tablet as items that were taken during the incident.
No other details were listed in the report.
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