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Cab driver robbed at gunpoint after dropping off suspects, police say

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A cab driver was robbed at gunpoint by two suspects early Monday morning, according to a police report from the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

The report states at approximately 3:05 a.m. Monday, the MBPD responded to an armed robbery at the 11th Ave S beach access. The victim, the cab driver, said he picked up two males, and took them to the 11th Ave South beach access. When the victim told the suspects their fare, the man in the front seat acted like he was getting money out of his picket.

The man in the back seat told the victim, "Give me your money," and when the cab driver turned to look at him, he saw the suspect's gun. The suspect holding the gun demanded the cab driver turn over his cell phone and vehicle keys. The man in the front seat reached over and took the van key out of the ignition, and the cab driver gave the suspects his cell phone and $200 in cash, $130 of which belonged to him and $70 that belonged to the cab company.

When the victim gave the physical description of the suspects, officers said they saw men matching the description walking near the Captains Quarters Hotel, but the two left the area by the time officers received the description.

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