A 48-year-old man was jumped by three men and robbed of cash and other items in Myrtle Beach Tuesday night, according to a police report.
Officers were called about 8:30 p.m. to 14th Avenue South and Yaupon Drive in response to a strong armed robbery complaint. The victim told police that three men approached him, and one punched him in the face, the report states.
They then snatched his backpack, $16, wallet, $20 watch and his cellphone, valued at $45, police said.
Although he described one of the suspects, a man who officers detained that matched the description was not identified as one of his attackers, according to the report.
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Detectives were notified and also responded. Police noted in the report the victim had redness behind his ears and multiple scrapes on his back consistent with being pushed to the pavement, the report states.