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Man charged with perjury after reporting he was robbed

Shane Geddie (Source: MBPD) Shane Geddie (Source: MBPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – When Myrtle Beach Police responded to the scene of a reported armed robbery Friday morning, they thought they were on the hunt for a suspect. It turns out the suspect never left the scene.

The incident report from Myrtle Beach Police details the events of the armed robbery reported around 3:47 a.m. on Friday.

The presumed victim, a man delivering pizza for a Grand Strand restaurant, claimed he was driving down Boundary Street on his way back to work after delivering a pizza when he saw someone standing in the road.

The driver explains that he stopped, and that's when two other men charged at his car, began punching him through the window and took his money.

One of the men, according to the driver, had a handgun and took about $60 from him.

When police arrived on scene, the report notes the driver looked visibly shaken but could not give a visible description of any of the suspects.

He also refused to sign a consent to search form for his vehicle. K9 units were called to the scene in an attempt to track the suspects, but the dogs could not pick up a scent.

The report states that those dogs did indicate that there may be evidence in the trunk of the driver's car. Officers searched the trunk to find $93 in cash, which the driver claimed belonged to his father.

Officers checked with the restaurant the driver worked for who confirmed the driver should have been in possession of approximately $100 after delivering his food orders.

The driver, 24-year-old Shane Lurvey Geddie of Conway, was charged with perjury.

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