MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The Myrtle Beach Police Department has arrested one and continue to look for another in an armed robbery on Jan. 13.
According to Myrtle Beach Police dispatch, the robbery occurred at 305 Highway 15 around 5:50 p.m., near the intersection of Highway 15 and 3rd Avenue South.
A police report obtained by WMBF News states two customers had just left the Hotwire Cellular store when the two suspects walked in showing handguns and demanding money.
The male victim was forced on the floor and the suspects tied his hands behind his back with zip ties. A female victim entered the main room of the store from a back room, and was also forced to the floor where her hands were tied, the report stated.
After emptying the male victim's pockets, the suspects went through the store collecting items and an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects fled the store, the report stated.
Minutes later a witness entered the store, and the victims were then able to call for help and alert authorities. The witness removed their zip ties before police arrived.
The two suspects were described as black males between the ages of 25 and 35. The first suspect had a thick moustache, short curly afro and wore a blue hooded sweatshirt. He stands approximately five feet, nine inches tall.
The second suspect was medium build with a goatee, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black jeans. He stands approximately six feet, one inches tall.
One suspect has been identified as Jonathan Edward Manigault, 27. According to the Myrtle Beach Police Department, he was arrested on a charge of armed robbery on Monday, Jan. 23.
The second suspect, 29-year-old Desmond Shamaine Collins of Georgetown, was arrested Saturday night. Myrtle Beach and Horry County Police officers received a tip concerning Collins' location. Collins fled when police arrived, but was detained by police and arrested.
According to an arrest report, Collins charges include:
- Robbery/Armed Robbery, robbery While Armed Or Allegedly Armed
- Kidnapping (two counts)
- Weapons/ Poss. Weapon During Violent Crime, If Not Also Sentenced to Life
- Drugs/ Simple Possession Marijuana, Poss. of 28g (1oz) Or Less
Collins is in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.