Crime

Myrtle Beach police looking for suspects after man said he was robbed at gunpoint

Myrtle Beach police are looking for two suspects after a man reported he was robbed at gunpoint while walking home on Thursday, according to a police report.

Officers were called about 4:50 a.m. to the intersection of King Street and Vereen Avenue, near Mr. Joe White Avenue, where a 38-year-old man reported the incident.

The victim told police while he was walking home near King Street and Vereen Avenue, two men approached him and told the victim, “You thought I forgot about what happened,” according to the report.

The victim said the men then brandished handguns, and one of the suspects struck the victim on his left eye, police said.

The victim told police the men took $40 from him and left the area.

The victim said one of the suspects goes by the street name “Yayo,” and told police he could provide them with information as to where the suspect might be found, authorities said.

The investigation is ongoing, and police had not made arrests as of 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Myrtle Beach police are also searching for two other suspects after a man and woman reported being robbed of cash and an iPad in an Ocean Boulevard hotel room on Tuesday, according to a police report.

The male victim told authorities that the group spent time together in the hotel room, and then one of the suspects pulled out a handgun, pointed it at them and demanded their things, police said.

The victims said the suspects then ran out of the room. Myrtle Beach crime scene officers and detectives were called about the incident, and the investigation is ongoing.

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

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