MB Police investigate armed robbery of hotel, pizza shop

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Two separate armed robberies in Myrtle Beach overnight have police on the hunt for suspects.

The first was reported at the Comfort Inn and Suites on South Ocean Boulevard shortly after midnight.

The employee sitting at the front desk claims a man entered the lobby, pointed a handgun at her and asked for money from the money drawer.

After grabbing the cash, the man fled the hotel through the side door. The employee described him as a black male between 25 and 35 years old, standing between 5'7" and 5'10" tall and weighing around 200 pounds.

Shortly after police put out a description for this suspect, another robbery was reported at the Pizza Shak on North Kings Highway.

A Pizza Shak employee reports it was just before 3 a.m., and right after another employee left for a delivery, when the man walked up the order counter.

And then he pointed a small handgun at her, saying "Give me all your money." She claims she walked into the kitchen and opened the cash drawer. The man took the money out while repeating, "Sorry I have to do this."

She described the suspect as a black male in his late teens or early twenties, standing approximately 5'8" tall. He was wearing a black ski mask, black shoes and a black sweat suit at the time.

No arrests have been made. Contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department with any information about these two crimes.

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