Crime

Woman reports robbery in Myrtle Beach, police arrest man during search for suspects

Luther Darrel Brown
Luther Darrel Brown

A 22-year-old woman told Myrtle Beach police she was robbed at gunpoint after she stopped to talk to two men in a gas station parking lot, according to a police report.

The victim called officers at 3:45 a.m. Saturday as she followed the men along North Kings Highway, police said. The victim said the incident happened in a parking lot in the 400 block of South Ocean Boulevard.

The victim said two men got out of the Jeep and spoke to her for about 15 minutes before one man pulled out a gun and demanded her money or he’d shoot her, according to the report. The victim said she gave him cash, her driver’s license and other items from her door pocket.

The victim also had three friends sleeping in her vehicle at the time of the robbery, according to the report. The victim said she tried to grab the gun, but was not able to get it.

In an unrelated incident, officers in the area searching for the robbery suspects stopped a Jeep that fit the description the victim gave, according to a separate police report.

At 4:30 a.m. Saturday, officers stopped a vehicle driven by Luther Darrel Brown, 32, and detained him, according to police records. The officer saw a handgun in the passenger floorboard and learned the gun was reported stolen in Georgetown.

An open bottle of liquor was also found next to the gun, according to the report.

Brown was charged with transporting alcohol in a motor vehicle with the seal broken, unlawful carrying of a pistol and driving under suspension not because of driving under the influence.

It appeared from the report he was not connected to the robbery and no arrests had been made in connection to that incident.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or on Twitter @tonyaroot.

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