January 6, 2013

Police roundup | Myrtle Beach police looking for suspects, Taurus in alleged purse snatching

Police here are on the lookout for an older, white four-door Ford Taurus that may be a vehicle used in an alleged purse-snatching attempt.



Myrtle Beach police looking for suspects, Taurus in alleged purse snatching

Police here are on the lookout for an older, white four-door Ford Taurus that may be a vehicle used in an alleged purse-snatching attempt.

Myrtle Beach police responded to the Wal-Mart parking lot on Seaboard St. on Friday where a woman said she was approached by a black woman with long black hair and wearing a sweater vest while she was loading groceries she had purchased. The victim said the person who approached her could have been a man dressed as a woman, according to the police report.

While the suspect was asking directions to Ocean Boulevard, the woman claims another black male suspect approached and tried to take her purse. The purse strap held tight, although the victim said she was pulled several feet.

The woman told police the second suspect took her keys from her purse, but she managed to break free and lock herself in her car, where she called police. The male suspect fled on foot.

The first suspect got in the Taurus and drove away. Police later found the victim’s keys nearby on the ground.

The officer was told by a store employee that loss prevention had the only access to the camera recordings, which police hope to review for evidence when available.


Woman reports assault after argument over man

A 22-year-old woman told police she was assaulted at a store in Myrtle Beach by another woman after they argued over a man.

The victim said the other woman came into a store in the 1100 block of N. Kings Highway around 11 a.m. Sunday and started an argument about a previous boyfriend, according to a police report.

The victim said the other woman grabbed her shirt then smacked her face. The victim said she pulled away and a customer in the store grabbed the suspect and took her outside. That woman got into a vehicle and left.

Police said the victim had no visible signs of the assault or injuries. Police were not able to find the suspect but have issued a warrant for her arrest, according to the report.

The incident also is recorded on video, according to police.


Man robbed in hotel room

A man told police he was robbed late Saturday in his motel room at the Landmark Hotel.

Police said the robbery happened around 11:30 p.m. at the hotel at 1501 S. Ocean Boulevard when the victim returned to his room.

The 56-year-old victim told police he had entered his room and as the door to the room was closing someone pushed it into his back and entered the room. The man said the push caused him to fall onto a bed in the room.

He told police that when he turned around the suspect had a handgun pointed at him and ordered him to get onto the floor.

While on the floor the victim said he emptied his pockets at the suspect’s request. The suspect took more than $20 from him and his bank card. The suspect then asked for the man’s wallet. The man said he didn’t carry one.

The suspect fled. Police are investigating.


North Myrtle Beach

Cenith Road closed Monday

Cenith Road in North Myrtle Beach will be closed to through traffic Monday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow for sewer line installation.


Coastal Animal Rescue hosts ‘fur’-niture sale

Stop by the fourth annual “Fur”-niture Sale on Jan. 26, for a fundraising event to raise money for Coastal Animal Rescue.

The money raised will go toward the nonprofit continue to find forever homes for rescued cats and dogs.

The event, held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Original SBB, and features the sale of gently used furniture, lamps, pictures and paintings. Original SBB is located at 3393 U.S. Business 17 in Murrells Inlet.

Additionally, those who would like to donate their belongings can drop them off at the Original BSS on Saturday, Jan. 5, or Saturday, Jan. 19, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information on dropping off items, call 808-0276.

Free furniture pick-up is available for donors located from Pawleys Island to U.S. Route 501 in Myrtle Beach. To arrange a pickup, contact Marianne at 357-8205


Dispose of your live Christmas tree

The city of Myrtle Beach is now picking up Christmas trees from the curb to take them to be recycled.

In February all of the collected trees will be ground into mulch, which will be available to the public for free.

Residents are asked to place trees at the curb – making sure to remove all decorations and tree stands and not to cover any utility boxes or meters.

Those who don’t want to wait for curbside pickup can drop off trees on Mr. Joe White Avenue at 21 Avenue North Extension, behind Myrtle Waves Water Park.

From staff reports

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