Two men told police they were robbed at gunpoint while they waited for their boss to begin work outside an apartment complex on South Myrtle Street Saturday morning.
The men told Myrtle Beach officers that a black man ran up to them as they waited outside and pointed a black handgun at them, demanding their money and wallets, according to a police report. The men said they gave up their wallets, but refused to hand over the keys to their truck before the suspect fled the scene on foot.
Police said the suspect hopped on the back of a mo-ped another man was operating and the two left the area.
Officers tracked down the mo-ped operator, who said he was inside his apartment when the suspect asked him for a ride to Socastee. He said he started up his mo-ped and saw the suspect running towards him telling him to “go, go, go” so he drove him down the road to a nearby home where the suspect discarded his gun, according to the report.
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Police were able to retrieve the stolen wallets, but the victims said the money they contained - a total of $135, was missing.
The mo-ped operator, 23-year-old James Currie Locklear, was arrested, according to the report. His charges were not listed.
Police continue to search for the suspect of the armed robbery. The case remains under investigation.