Myrtle Beach police charged a man in connection with an armed robbery by five gunmen, according to police records.
Daquan Jamal Simmons, 20, of Myrtle Beach was booked into the Myrtle Beach Jail on Monday and charged with two counts of resisting arrest, armed robbery, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and unlawful neglect of a child, according to jail records.
Simmons was being held without bond on all charges except a resisting arrest, for which bond was set at $469 cash. It was unclear how Simmons was taken into custody on Monday.
Simmons was listed as a suspect in the incident in which a 24-year-old man told officers that he was sitting outside an apartment at 1211 Cherokee St. about 7:30 p.m. Sunday 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 bandanas covering their faces. The fifth was wearing a black and white bandana, 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.
The victim said he ran away after the incident, according to the report. It was unclear Tuesday if police had identified the other men in the incident.