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Police Hunt For Armed, Naked Candy Bandit

Cops: Gunman just stole Reese's cups

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Candy Bandit

AUGUST 30--Cops are hunting for a nude man who held up a South Carolina convenience store at gunpoint and escaped with only Reese’s peanut butter cops, according to an incident report.

The naked candy bandit walked into a Scotchman store in Myrtle Beach just before midnight last Monday, a Horry County Police Department report notes.

An officer responding to a 911 call spoke to a 51-year-old worker who “states a unknown black male came into the store naked with a gun in his hand and stole candy.”

The victim said that the suspect pointed the gun at him “while he was running toward the candy.” The robber stole “Reeses peanut butter cups and left,” reported cops, who estimated that the suspect was between 18 and 30 years old

The suspect, the employee said, was naked except for a bandana over his face and a pair of black shoes. The gunman, the witness added, did not say anything or approach him.  

The responding cop--who was unable to locate the robber--reported that the convenience store “does have video surveillance but it was unavailable at the time of this report.”

Before releasing the incident report, cops redacted a description of the handgun as well as the dollar amount of the Reese’s stolen from the store (seen below). (1 page)