'Homeless' woman, 2 men rob Myrtle Beach man

Myrtle Beach, SC - By Rob Blomquist - email

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A 26-year-old Myrtle Beach man thought he was helping a homeless woman when he was robbed early Thursday morning.

According to a Myrtle Beach Police report, the victim told officers he was near Carolina Breeze, 100 Cedar St., around 3:30 a.m. Thursday when a woman claiming to be homeless asked for some money to get food.

As the victim was getting some money to give to the woman, two men approached him and grabbed his arms, according to the report. One of the men tried to remove the victim's watch while the woman took his wallet.

The men left toward Cedar Street from Carolina Breeze.

The victim told police he got into a friend's car and chased the woman as she fled towards Third Avenue South and got into a taxi in front of Black's Tire. The woman got out of the taxi after a short drive and escaped running towards Highway 15, the victim said.

The woman is described as a white female in her early 20s, standing about 5'4" and weighing about 115 pounds with dark hair. She was wearing a light-colored shirt, blue jeans and black shoes at the time.

One of the men is described as a black male, approximately 6' tall and heavyset, with long dreadlocks, wearing blue jeans, a black shirt and white shoes.

A detailed description of the third suspect was not available.

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