Myrtle Beach police charge two men in multiple robberies, burglaries

troot@thesunnews.comApril 7, 2014 

Myrtle Beach police charged two men with multiple armed robbery, first-degree burglary and weapon violations after their arrests during the weekend, according to authorities.

Jamad Shaheed Harris, 33, of Conway and Deston Jerome Winborne, 27, were each charged with five counts of armed robbery; five counts of kidnapping; four counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime; and one count of strong arm robbery, according to Myrtle Beach authorities.

Harries also was charged with two counts of first-degree burglary; and one count each of shoplifting under $2,000 and failure to appear. Harris was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 8:16 p.m. Sunday and is being held on $701,469 bond, according to jail records.

Winborne also faces three counts of first-degree burglary, according to Myrtle Beach Jail records. Winborne was being held pending a bond hearing.

Myrtle Beach police charged the men in connection with three incidents that occurred this year along Pridgen Road, Chester Street and 1400 block of South Ocean Boulevard. Reports for two of the three incidents were not immediately available Monday.

In a report filed at 11:20 p.m. April 1, police learned that a 20-year-old man was walking into his cousin’s apartment at 1201 Pridgen Road when a man armed with a gun approached him, took a video gaming system and video games from him and then fled to a nearby vehicle.

The victim said he had seen the vehicle and suspects earlier when he retrieved the stolen items from his vehicle parked at a nearby convenience store.

In the second report, a 29-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police he was assaulted by two men who tried to rob him while he was in a parking lot talking to his family on his cellphone, according to a police report.

The victim told officers that about 9:30 p.m. April 3 he was in the parking lot at 1404 S. Ocean Blvd., when the men drove up, approached him and tackled him to the ground, police said.

The victim said the men demanded money and when he told them he had none they returned to the vehicle and left, according to the report. The victim was not hurt.

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