Crime

Third man arrested in connection with armed robbery in Myrtle Beach

Shamar Jabarasa Mccollum
Shamar Jabarasa Mccollum

An 18-year-old man was arrested Tuesday, in addition to two men who were arrested earlier in connection with an armed robbery involving a victim who was assaulted and his money and cellphone taken after he said he refused to buy drugs from a group of men.

Shamar Jabarasa Mccollum was charged on June 9 with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and is being held at the Myrtle Beach Jail where he awaits a bond hearing, according to jail records.

Andrew Mclellan,19, and Nicholas David Lowe, 20, both of Myrtle Beach, were arrested on May 30 in connection with the incident as well.

Myrtle Beach officers were called about 4 a.m. May 30 to an area near a fire station on Mr. Joe White Avenue where a 25-year-old victim told police he was robbed.

The victim said he met two men at the Circle K store on Mr. Joe White Avenue and Kings Highway, walked with them, and met a small group of men.

The victim said that the men tried to persuade him to buy marijuana and got upset when he refused and started asking how much money he had on him, police said. The victim told police he got scared and tried to walk away, but the group of about five to six men all grabbed him.

The victim said two men pulled out handguns, took $200 from him and threw his cellphone in a nearby pond, police said.

The victim said some men in the group told the gunmen to “shoot him” and “kill him,” but one man said, “no, let him walk off now,” according to the report.

The victim told police he was then told to walk away slowly. The victim said he ran off down the street and got away, authorities said.

The victim also told police he suffered head injuries during the incident, but he declined going to the hospital for treatment.

Police said they searched the area and found two men matching the victim’s description of the suspects and arrested them.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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