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HCPD charge 3 in connection with armed robbery

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Willie James Hamlet (Photos courtesy Horry County Police) Willie James Hamlet (Photos courtesy Horry County Police)
Brittany Nicole Leal Brittany Nicole Leal
Jessica Michelle Leal Jessica Michelle Leal

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County Police have charged three individuals suspected in an armed robbery early Monday morning at a Myrtle Beach strip club.

According to police, officers were called to Thee Dollhouse Gentlemen's Club, 9719 N. Kings Hwy., around 2 a.m. in reference to an armed robbery. Investigators said two victims were held at gunpoint in the parking lot.

According to police reports, while officers were headed to the call, a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle was seen and stopped. Three people were taken into police custody.

On Tuesday morning, the three individuals were charged.

Willie James Hamlet, 20, of Fayetteville, NC, faces two counts of armed robbery, two counts of assault and battery with intent to kill, giving false information to law enforcement, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, two counts of obliterating a serial number on a gun, and receiving stolen guns.

Brittany Nicole Leal, 19, of Fayetteville, NC, is charged with two counts of assault and battery with intent to kill, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, two counts of obliterating a serial number on a gun, and receiving stolen goods.

Jessica Michelle Leal, 19, of Hope Mills, NC, faces two counts of armed robbery, two counts of assault and battery with intent to kill, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, sale or delivery of a pistol, two counts of possession by certain persons unlawful, and receiving stolen goods.

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