Crime

Gun held to man’s head during robbery in Food Lion parking lot, police say

A suspect chambered a round and pressed a handgun against a 22-year-old man’s head Tuesday night in the Food Lion parking lot in Myrtle Beach, police said.

Nearly one dozen officers responded to an armed robbery call about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at 6103 N. Kings Hwy. The victim told police he was robbed at gunpoint by two black men, but was unable to get a “good look” at the suspects’ faces, according to a Myrtle Beach police report.

The report said suspects took $35 and a black 45-caliber handgun from the victim.

Capt. Joey Crosby, spokesman for the Myrtle Beach police, said officers recovered the gun. Crosby said the victim was there to meet a woman he met on Craigslist.

The victim told police he heard someone approaching him from behind, the report said. He turned to see who it was and was grabbed by the back of his jacked and pushed against his vehicle, the report said. A suspect allegedly chambered a round and pressed it against the victim’s head.

The Sun News has reached out to Myrtle Beach police for further details.

Hannah Strong: 843-444-1765, @HannahLStrong

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