Unloaded gun ends armed robbery attempt - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Unloaded gun ends armed robbery attempt

Posted: Updated:

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Police are looking for the man they say tried to rob two sisters in a park, two women who weren't willing to give up their belongings so easily.

Just after 7 p.m. Sunday night, two sisters sitting in Anderson Park met the business end of a firearm when a man walked up and demanded their purses.

One of the sisters recalled that the man pulled back the slide on his gun, and there was not a round in the chamber. Assuming the gun was not loaded, she stood up and started yelling for someone to come and help them.

According to the report, the suspect then took off running without the purses he demanded from the victims.

The sisters went to the closest hotel with occupants in the lobby and called police to report the crime. They described the man as a skinny black male in his late twenties to early thirties, wearing a grey hoodie and black shorts.

The report states the gun he was carrying was possibly a 9 mm with a black handgrip. The suspect was noted to have some facial hair and a short haircut.

Any information about this incident should be reported to police as soon as possible.

Copyright 2012 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCAL NEWSMore>>

  • 2 people jump from window to escape Murrells Inlet fire

    2 people jump from window to escape Murrells Inlet fire

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:01:58 GMT
    MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) - A fire is blazing in Murrells Inlet on Lotus Court, a member of Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire and Rescue confirmed. Fire crews are on the scene working to put out the fire. InformationMore >>
    A fire is under control at Riverwood Condos complex on Lotus Court in Murrells Inlet, Chief Thompson with Horry County Fire and Rescue confirmed.
    More >>
  • Vigil marks 4 months since Heather Elvis disappeared

    Vigil marks 4 months since Heather Elvis disappeared

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-04-19 15:43:35 GMT
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Today marks four months since Heather Elvis was reported missing. The search for the 20 year old launched an aggressive investigation, landing a local couple behind bars accusedMore >>
    Today marks four months since Heather Elvis was reported missing. The search for the 20-year-old launched an aggressive investigation, landing a local couple behind bars.More >>
  • Easter weekend meets Spring Break safety

    Easter weekend meets Spring Break safety

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-04-19 15:43:01 GMT
    Horry County (WMBF)-Easter weekend and both Horry and Georgetown County Schools Spring Break came at the same time. South Carolina Highway Patrol says this is a high traffic weekend. They say they willMore >>
    Horry County (WMBF)-Easter weekend and both Horry and Georgetown County Schools Spring Break came at the same time. South Carolina Highway Patrol says this is a high traffic weekend. They say they willMore >>
Powered by WorldNow

918 Frontage Road East
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 839-9623
news@wmbfnews.com

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WMBF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.