New motorcycle, gambling scam targeting bikers in MB

If you know this man, contact Myrtle Beach Police. (Source: MBPD)
If you know this man, contact Myrtle Beach Police. (Source: MBPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Police say a group of suspects are targeting bikers in Myrtle Beach to make off with the their cash.

Myrtle Beach Police are asking for your help locating a man they say is part of a scam to get his hands on your wallet.

This suspect, described as a white male, has been known to use two tactics to scam and rob unsuspecting people at the Red Roof Inn on the 2800 block of South Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach.

The first method is tell the victim he just won a new Harley motorcycle he'd like to show them and lure them behind the hotel. The suspect is then joined by more men that rob the victims.

The second method involves a gambling game. The primary suspect invites the victim to join the game the other suspects are playing by giving them $100 and doubling his money. When the victim opens his wallet, the suspects hold the victim back while the primary suspect steals his money.

Police were able to obtain video surveillance footage of one of the suspects.

Myrtle Beach Police say two more victims fell for the trick on Friday on the 1700 block of North Ocean Boulevard near the Atlantica Resorts, bringing the victim total to three since last week.

Detective Carol Allen with the Myrtle Beach Police Department said she believes the two incidents are related, and could date as far back as another incident that occurred last summer.

"This is concerning because there are so many bike enthusiasts here right now," Allen said.  "If we don't get this under control it's going to continue to get worse and worse."

If you have any information related to the identity of this subject, please contact Detective Carol Allen with the Myrtle Beach Police Department and reference case #12-008513.

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