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Teens report separate assaults by group of men in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach police investigate two incidents involving group of men who assaulted two teens in separate incidents, according to police reports.

In the first incident a North Carolina teen told Myrtle Beach police that he was robbed by about 10 men while walking along Ocean Boulevard, according to a police report.

The 18-year-old man from Lexington said he was in the 400 block of North Ocean Boulevard at 3 a.m. Friday when the men approached him and asked if he had change for a $100 bill, police said.

The teen said when he replied he did not have change, one of the men hit him in the head and he fell to his knees, according to the report. The suspects tried to get the man’s wallet out of his pants pocket and he punched one of the men in the face.

The man said the group ran away and he did not want police involved in the incident.

The second incident occurred 45 minutes later at 3:45 a.m. when a 16-year-old Lexington, N.C., boy told police he was in the same area when a group of seven men started chasing him and hit him in the head, according to the report. The teen said he ran away from the group and they laughed at him as he left.

The teen in that case also told police he didn’t want police involved in the matter.