Police investigate purse snatching along Kings Hwy.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Police are investigating claims made by an 18-year-old man that a man stole his bag while walking in Downtown Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Police were dispatched to reports of a strong armed robbery at 18th Avenue North and Kings Highway on Tuesday at 11 p.m.

The victim told police a man ran behind him and stole his handbag from his hand. The suspect ran west of Kings Highway and disappeared from the victim's sight.

Officials said the bag contained a Social Security card, U.S. passport, $5 and an immigration card.

Further investigation led police to classify the incident as a purse snatching.

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