Sketches released of men wanted in two Myrtle Beach armed robberies

08/13/2014 5:44 PM

08/13/2014 5:45 PM

Myrtle Beach police released composite sketches of two men wanted in connection with the armed robberies of two women walking in the city this week.

On Wednesday, police had the victims work with an officer to complete the sketches of the men they want to question in connection with the robberies, which included a handgun and knife, said Lt. Doug Furlong, who released the information.

Both men are considered armed and dangerous and Myrtle Beach police ask that anyone who may recognize the men to call them at 918-1382.

In the most recent incident, a 22-year-old woman told Myrtle Beach police she was walking to work early Tuesday when she was robbed at gunpoint along Kings Highway, according to a police report.

The victim told officers she was walking in the area of Third Avenue South and Kings Highway about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday when a man approached her, pulled out a handgun and demanded her purse, police said.

The victim said she gave him the purse and the man ran away, according to the report. The victim said she continued to walk to her job, which was a short distance away, and called police.

Her wallet and cellphone were inside the purse along with some personal items, according to the report. The woman did not provide officers with a specific description of the suspect.

In the second incident, a 19-year-old woman told officers that she was walking in the area of 11th Avenue South and Oak Street about 11:30 p.m. Monday when a man drove up in a four-door sedan, got out carrying a knife, walked up to her and grabbed her bag, police said. The victim said the man never said anything to her.

The victim said she struggled with him and items inside her bag fell to the ground, according to the report. The victim said the man pushed her to the ground, took her bag, returned to his vehicle and left.

The victim said she walked to a nearby beachwear store and called police. Officers found some of the woman’s property scattered on the sidewalk. The woman valued the bag at $40 and said she had about $200 cash inside in addition to personal items and identification documents.

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