Myrtle Beach police are investigating two separate robberies that occurred 30 minutes apart on Sunday in the city, according to authorities.
In the first incident, a 24-year-old man told officers that about 7:30 p.m. Sunday he was at an apartment at 1211 Cherokee St., and sitting outside on a bench listening to music when five men approached him, police said.
The victim said the men were each armed with handguns, wore all black clothing and four of the men had black bandana’s covering their faces while the fifth had a black and white bandana on his face, according to the report. The victim told police that one of the men hit him in the head with a gun and demanded his belongings.
The victim said the robbers took his cash and a cellphone, according to the report. The victim also told police he thought he recognized one man as being his girlfriend’s brother, which he had fought with on Saturday night.
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The victim said he ran away after the incident.
In the second robbery, officers learned that at 8 p.m. Sunday, a 41-year-old man said he was robbed while walking through Futrell Park, police said.
The victim said two men approached him and one man put a gun to his stomach and ordered the victim to face away from them, according to the report. The victim said the robbers took his wallet and phone before they pushed him and then threw his wallet. The robbers then ran away.
No other details were available.