Myrtle Beach men report being "hog tied," robbed at gunpoint

troot@thesunnews.comMay 8, 2014 

Myrtle Beach police investigated a robbery of a man, who said he was "hog tied" with a rope and threatened with a gun because the robbers were looking for the previous tenant of the apartment, according to a police report.

The 38-year-old victim told officers that about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday two men knocked on his door at the Sun Fun Motel at 2305 Withers Drive and pointed a gun in his face when he opened the door, police said.

The victim said the robbers tied him up with a rope and said they were looking for the man who once lived there because that person had "supposedly just got a severance paycheck," according to the report. The robbers took a cellphone, electronic tablet and two flat screen televisions, all valued at $1,500.

A second victim came to the apartment and told police he knocked on the door twice and was met by a man with a gun, according to the report. That 33-year-old man told officers he was pulled into the apartment and had his vehicle keys, cellphone and $635 cash taken from his pockets.

The second victim told police that he parked in front of the motel and when he was about to free himself he saw his 2006 GMC Yukon being driven away, according to the report. But police were able to later recover the vehicle and notified the victim about his vehicle.

No other details were listed in the report.

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