HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A woman was struck in the face and her wallet was stolen while she ate at a Burger King near Little River on Wednesday. The suspect was later found and arrested.
Horry County Police responded to the Burger King on Highway 17 in the Little River area Wednesday, where the 49-year-old victim said that while she was having dinner, a suspicious woman approached her and tossed a dollar on the ground. The woman, later identified as 34-year-old Frances Marie Rainey, told the victim the money fell out of her purse, the police report states. When the victim looked down, Rainey grabbed the victim's wallet. The victim noticed and grabbed the wallet. Rainey then struck the victim with her hand, and ran out of the restaurant.
The victim was treated by EMS for a bloody nose, the report states.
Officers traced Rainey to a rental room on Luck Avenue and placed her under arrest for strong armed robbery. Police found two morphine pills during a search of her person, and she was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.