MYRTLE BEACH — A 34-year-old woman told Myrtle Beach police that Thursday morning a man took her purse from her as she walked to work, according to t a police report.
The victim said she was inside her vehicle at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at 1000 U.S. 501 talking to her boyfriend on her cellphone, police said. The victim said a man approached her driver’s side window and asked for a lighter for a cigarette.
The victim said the man then asked for a cigarette. The victim said she gave him a cigarette and got out of the vehicle to walk into her job, according to the report. The victim said the man followed her to the side entrance of the building.
The victim said the man took her purse and then he ran toward Eighth Avenue North Extension, according to the report. The victim suffered some scratches to her arm.
Officers searched the area, but did not locate the suspect or the victim’s purse.
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