Myrtle Beach police seek suspect in armed robbery

A composite sketch of the suspect. | Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department
A composite sketch of the suspect. | Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Police are asking the public's help in identifying a man they say robbed a victim at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Myrtle Beach pharmacy earlier this month.

At about 10:15 p.m. on Friday, September 12, the victim was walking away from the CVS on Socastee Boulevard when a man approached him, pointed a pistol at him, and demanded his money, according to the Myrtle Beach Police report. The victim told the suspect he did not have any money, and after the victim emptied his pockets, the suspect took the victim's cell phone, valued at about $700.

The suspect waved his gun, told the victim to leave, and then racked the slide of the pistol, causing a round to eject. The suspect then began to walk towards Highway 17 Bypass.

The suspect is described as a 5'8" to 5'10" tall black male with a slim build in his early 20's. Police released a composite sketch of the suspect, and ask that anyone with information contact Detective Jeremiah Beam or Will Kitelinger, and reference case #14-021980.

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