MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - One woman was robbed at gunpoint on her way to work early Tuesday morning in Myrtle Beach.
The victim told Myrtle Beach Police that she was walking to work when a black male pointed a small black gun at her and demanded her purse in the area of 3rd Avenue South, according to the police report.
The victim said that she gave the suspect her purse before he fled the scene on foot heading south to Highway 17.
It is believed that the suspect fled the scene and got into a black vehicle after the time of the robbery.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5-feet-11-inches tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds. He was described as having a clean shave and heavy set.
The victim ran to her place of work to call police.
The Director of Operations at Krispy Kreme explains management tries to explain the possible dangers to their international students.
"They can be targeted because they are very naive and don't understand this country and the way of life we have," the director said.
The victim's co-worker, Olha Muzychenko, feels students like herself can be targets for criminals.
"We are not as safe as the others. We don't have the cars... I think so, yeah... we are easy targets for them," she said.
If you have a person of interest or any information about the incident, please forward this information to Detective Beam or any detective on duty by calling the Myrtle Beach Police Department at (843) 918-1300.