NMB police need help identifying kidnapping suspect
Wed, 28 Jul 2010 20:13:30 GMT —
The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's assistance for information regarding a recent kidnapping and robbery.
According to a news release, around 10:50 p.m. on July 7, two male juveniles were picked up by two black men on the corner of 1st Avenue South and Ocean Boulevard.
Police say the victims rode with the men for about two hours and asked to be dropped off at their hotel. Police say around 12:55 a.m. on July 8, the two men drove the victims behind a condominium complex off of 2nd Avenue North, held them against their will, and robbed them of a wallet and cash.
The victims were released after the robbery without being harmed.
The victims described the vehicle as a white Honda-type vehicle with custom rims, tinted windows, black leather interior, custom radio with neon blue lighting and possibly a tail fin on the vehicle's trunk.
Victims describe the suspects as calling themselves Travis and Justin. The suspect who called himself Travis is described as a 6-ft. tall black male approximately 18-21 years old and having a stocky build. He was wearing a white T-shirt, dark blue jeans, black sneakers and a large gold chain and medallion around his neck. The suspect who called himself Justin is described as a short, black male approximately 18-21 years old wearing a white T-shirt, dark-colored baggie shorts and black sneakers.
Detectives with North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department located security camera footage of the suspect known as Travis. The video is from a gas station in Little River, where the victims indicated they had stopped with the suspects between 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
Anyone who has any information or who may have seen something related to the kidnapping and robbery is encouraged to call North Myrtle Beach Detective Joel McGartlin at (843) 280-5506.