Crime

Police respond after another robbery on King Street occurred

Myrtle Beach police responded after a second robbery occurred on King Street this week, authorities said.

Officers were called about 2 a.m. Friday to the intersection of King Street and Randall Avenue after getting a report that an unconscious man was in the roadway, police said.

When authorities arrived on the scene they met with a 49-year-old man and a 28-year-old man.

The 49-year-old victim told police he and the 28-year-old man were walking northbound on King Street when two men came out of the woods and asked for their belongings, according to the police report.

The 49-year-old victim said he gave the suspects his backpack and wallet and got on the ground. The victim said the men then hit the 28-year-old victim multiple times, forced him out of some of his clothes, and took his belongings, police said.

Emergency medical service workers arrived on the scene and took the 28-year-old victim to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Police were still investigating the incident later Friday morning.

Authorities said they also responded to an armed robbery on King Street and Vereen Avenue, about a block away from the most recent incident, on Thursday.

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.

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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