Man robbed, assaulted with gun in Ocean Boulevard hotel elevator

A man reported he was beaten with a gun and robbed of $800 and his ring while in an Ocean Boulevard hotel elevator Tuesday night.

Myrtle Beach officers were called about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to a hotel at 901 South Ocean Boulevard in reference to an armed robbery, police said.

The victim said he was having drinks at a nearby bar then left the business. He stated he walked into the parking deck to the elevator at the hotel then two men got into the elevator as the door was closing, police said.

The victim said one of the suspects pulled out a semi automatic handgun and pointed it at him then hit the victim in the head with the gun, according to a police report.

The suspect then told the man to empty his pockets and take off his ring. The victim handed over $800, his ring, valued at $3,000, and his identification documents as the other suspect grabbed his things, police said.

The armed suspect then appeared to pull the gun’s trigger as the elevator door opened, and he told the suspect to get off the elevator, according to the report.

The two suspects stayed on the elevator after victim got out. He told the hotel manager about the incident, and the manager called police.

Elizabeth Townsend: 843-626-0217, @TSN_etownsend