SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Police are looking for two men they say robbed a woman of her purse in Surfside Beach, then tried to use her credit card to buy two TVs and a carton of cigarettes at Walmart.
At about 6:40 a.m., a white male suspect driving a mid-to-late-90s model silver extended cab Toyota Tacoma pulled up next to an employee entering a business on Highway 17 North in Surfside Beach, according to a news release from the Surfside Beach Police Department. A black male suspect then jumped out of the truck, approached the victim, and forcibly took her brown purse with gold chains before fleeing back into the truck.
At about 7 a.m., the suspects pulled into the Seaboard Street Walmart in Myrtle Beach, the news release states. The white male suspect tried to purchase two separate TVs and a carton of Newport cigarettes with the victim's credit card.
The victim described one suspect as a black male in his 40s, 5-feet-8-inches tall with a slender build and short hair, wearing a dark t-shirt, dark pants, and tennis shoes. The suspect is seen wearing a white tank top, black Nike shoes, and baggy black shorts in surveillance video obtained by police.
She described the other suspect as a while male in his 30s, with reddish hair and unshaven scruffy facial hair. This suspect is seen on the video wearing a royal blue t-shirt, khaki cargo shorts and a dark ball cap.
The victim reported a partial SC license plate: "-NG224" on a newer blue-and-white SC tag.
Anyone with information is asked to call SBPD at 843-913-6368.