Man recovering after machete attack in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach police officers are looking for the person who attacked a man with a machete Tuesday night.

Officers were called to a Conway hospital emergency room because of an armed robbery that took place at 2303 S. Kings Highway.

The victim told police he was at the Barrel Bar on 23rd Avenue South around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday.

He said as he was walking to the door, a man called to him from the parking lot.

The man told the victim to give him his money, according to the police report.

When the victim refused, he said the


pulled a machete from his pants and swung it at him.

The victim cut his left hand trying to block his head

, and punched the man in the face before running toward a friend's car.

He man with the machete was last seen running towards Ocean Boulevard.

He was wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans, with a scruffy beard.

The victim said the man spoke with a "country accent" but used street slang.

The victim was treated at the hospital and needed stitches on his fingers.