Myrtle Beach police arrested three men in connection with armed robbery after two victims reported they were robbed at gunpoint outside an Ocean Boulevard hotel Thursday night after refusing to buy drugs, according to a police report.
Cleveland Sentel Myles, 25, whose hometown was not listed, was arrested June 11 and charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, simple possession of marijuana and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to jail records.
Terbias Jerrod Goff, 24, and Lorenzo D. Brockington, 18, whose hometowns were not listed, were also each charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
The trio was being held at the Myrtle Beach Jail on Friday morning and awaiting bond hearings.
Officers were called about 4 a.m. Thursday to a hotel at 1604 N. Ocean Blvd. where a 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old man both reported the incident.
The victims told police they were driving down Ocean Boulevard when they were flagged down by the alleged offenders who invited them to drink beer with them in the parking lot of a hotel, authorities said.
The victims said the alleged robbers asked them if they wanted to buy drugs. The 19-year-old victim told police that they declined the sale, and that’s when Myles pulled out a large, black gun, stuck it to the victim’s chest, and demanded he empty his pockets, according to the report.
The victims told police they were not allowed to leave until they handed over their cash and cellphones. The victims also said the alleged robbers then threatened to kill them, their families and any responding police officers if they called authorities after the incident, police said.
The victims then left the scene and called police.
Authorities said they found the alleged offenders at a motel on 507 N. Ocean Blvd. and also found the 19-year-old victim’s identification card on one of the men. One of the victims’ cellphones was also discovered in a room there, police said.
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