Surveillance photos released in Myrtle Beach robbery

Surveillance photo shows Hispanic male entering the store with a handgun (Source: MBPD)
Surveillance photo shows Hispanic male entering the store with a handgun (Source: MBPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Police in Myrtle Beach are looking for the man suspected of robbing a Grand Strand business Friday afternoon, and have released surveillance photos to ask for the public's help.

The robbery was reported to police just after 3 p.m. on Friday, alleging that a light-skinned Hispanic male entered the store on the 6700 block of North Kings Highway and pulled out a black handgun.

The incident report obtained from Myrtle Beach Police says the suspect pointed the gun at the ground at first, then pointed the gun toward the back of the victim and said, in Spanish, "Give me all the money or I'll kill you."

Forcing the victim behind the counter, the suspect grabbed the money out of the cash register and said, "I know you have more. Where are the checks?"

The victim gave the bank bag to the suspect who then fled on foot out of the back door toward 63rd Avenue North.

The report says surveillance video shows the incident in full. The suspect was described as a light-skinned Hispanic male wearing a red "Hollister" shirt with blue jeans and a black hat. He may also be in his early twenties, and weigh around 150 pounds, standing approximately 5'8".

The suspect reportedly got away with $3,000.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

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