Crime

Police investigate two purse snatching incidents on Ocean Boulevard

By Jennifer Donovan

jdonovan@thesunnews.com

Myrtle Beach police responded to two purse snatching incidents on Ocean Boulevard Saturday afternoon.

The first happened 4 p.m. in the 1500 block of South Ocean Blvd.

The victim says she was in the parking garage getting on the elevator when the suspect ran by and grabbed her clutch purse, breaking the strap that was attached to her wrist.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25-36 years of age, thin, wearing a gray or white long sleeve shirt with a black t-shirt on top, light color jeans and a black beanie.

The second incident occurred about 5:15 p.m. in the 400 block of South Ocean Blvd. The victim says she was standing outside the hotel waiting for her son to bring the car to pick her up.

As she waited the suspect approached from behind and grabbed her purse off her shoulder.

According to the report, she attempted to hold on to the bag, but the suspect yanked it away, causing her to lose her grip.

The victim’s daughter saw the incident and chased the suspect, but lost him in a nearby parking garage.

Another family member saw the suspect in the garage and the suspect tossed the bag at him and fled.

If you have any information on either of these crimes, contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

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