A woman was picked up on Yaupon Drive then driven to a Myrtle Beach hotel parking garage where she was assaulted with a box cutter, hit, and run over during a robbery.
Myrtle Beach police were called about 6:40 p.m. Friday to the Sea Mist hotel parking garage on the 1200th block of South Ocean Boulevard for a car crash involving injuries, authorities said.
A 49-year-old woman told authorities she was offered a ride by a man in a white truck while she was walking down Yaupon Drive.
The man asked her if she was a “working girl” then drove over to the Sea Mist hotel parking garage and parked his truck, according to a police report.
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The suspect then pulled out a box cutter and demanded she empty her pockets. She said they got into a struggle, and she was cut with the box cutter and hit by the suspect, police said.
The victim told police the suspect took two cellphones from her and ran her over with his truck as he drove away from the scene; however, the victim declined EMS assistance for her injuries, the report states.
The victim had a cut on her hand, face, and lip, police said. A box cutter and the suspect’s jacket were found on scene and were logged as evidence, authorities said.
A 42-year-old female witness told police she was getting out of her Jeep when she heard the victim shouting “leave me alone” and “give me my phones,” according to the report.
The witness also heard the victim shouting “he’s trying to kill me,” police said.
The woman said she saw the victim being hit and walked over and witnessed the victim lying on the ground as the suspect ran her over as he left the area.
She said she yelled for a nearby couple to get the suspect’s vehicle tag number, but they ignored her.
Myrtle Beach police released photos through social media channels of the suspect in his truck Saturday and requested the public’s help in locating the suspect.
His white F150 Ford truck has black rims and a Carolina Panthers sticker on the front windshield, along with three other stickers across the back glass of his truck cab, police said. The truck also has a deer head decal above both F150 symbols.
Anyone with information on the suspect or the truck can call the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1382.