MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Three people have been arrested after a woman reported being punched in the face and robbed while walking in a neighborhood on the north end of Myrtle Beach Saturday.
The victim, a 49-year-old woman, told police that while walking on 65th Avenue North towards Colonial Drive on Saturday, January 5 at about 5:30 p.m., she saw two people arguing on the corner. She turned around to go back to her apartment, and the suspects came up from behind her and threw her to the ground.
The suspects began punching the victim in the face, she told police, and then took $20 from her pocket. She started screaming for help, and the suspects took off running. The victim and other witnesses followed the suspects and saw them get into what they believed to be a white Dodge Avenger.
A detective arrived at the scene and interviewed the victim.
Joseph Godbolt, 33, was arrested on January 6 and charged with accessory after the fact to a felony. Capt. David Knipes with Myrtle Beach Police said Godbolt was believed to be driving the car that the suspects got into after the robbery.