MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach police have arrested a former security guard from the Ross Dress for Less store for allegedly robbing the business Tuesday night, authorities said.
According to information from Myrtle Beach Police Cpl. Thomas Vest, Napoleon Donzell Johnson has been charged with strong armed robbery. A bond hearing was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
Officers responded to the incident just after 11 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a report of a strong-arm robbery, according to a Myrtle Beach Police Department incident report. The victim stated she was taking money from each register to put into the safe when the suspect, who was reportedly wearing a mask and hoodie, ran in and tried taking money out of her hands.
A loss prevention officer stepped in to assist the victim. The suspect was able to escape with one green money bag, according to police. The report does not the specify how much money was inside the money bag.
Police say the incident was captured on surveillance footage. According to the report, the suspect fled the scene in a dark red SUV.