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Horry County police arrested two males accused of assaulting and robbing a pizza delivery driver in Longs.

Around 8 p.m. on May 23, the Horry County Police Department received a report of an armed robbery in the Plantation Drive area, said agency spokeswoman Mikayla Moskov in a news release.

Officers learned a pizza delivery driver had been robbed of his delivery order and attacked by two individuals, the release said.

The victim said he was punched in the face, which knocked him to the ground, a report said. He said while he was on the ground he was kicked and punched several times.

The victim said the suspects stopped kicking him for a moment when he was able to kick one of the suspects. He said he tried to stand up but was knocked back down to the ground before the suspects fled toward Freemont Road.

He said he went back into his vehicle and tried to leave the area. However, he became disoriented and turned the wrong way, which led him to the suspects, the release said.

The victim told police one of the suspects then pulled out a gun and fired at the victim’s car. The victim said he was able to get away.

An investigation was launched and two suspects were identified before they were arrested and charged by police.

Ja’rule Ford, 17, of Longs, has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and strong-arm robbery. "The second suspect, a juvenile, faces the same charges," the release said.

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