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Police arrest Fairfield Inn robbery suspect

Viewer Sean Koch sent us these surveillance photos of the suspect Viewer Sean Koch sent us these surveillance photos of the suspect
Viewer Sean Koch sent us these surveillance photos of the suspect Viewer Sean Koch sent us these surveillance photos of the suspect
Viewer Sean Koch sent us these surveillance photos of the suspect Viewer Sean Koch sent us these surveillance photos of the suspect
Photo Courtesy of Myrtle Beach Police Photo Courtesy of Myrtle Beach Police

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach Police say they have found the man who allegedly robbed a hotel while brandishing a hammer on April 18.

Scotty Ray Robertson, 28 of Murrells Inlet was wanted in connection with an armed robbery that happened at the Fairfield Inn, located at 3150 Oleander Drive.

Robertson was located during a traffic stop, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report. NCIC revealed he is wanted in Tennessee, and the warrant and extradition was confirmed. 

Robertson is charged with Armed Robbery and Fugitive From Justice Warrant. 

Hotel employee Sean Koch was working in the lobby when he said the Robertson walked in on April 18.

"He was wearing a mask had something around his neck brandishing a hammer while threatening me," Koch said.  "He started to scream 'give me the money or I'm gonna mess you up'."

Koch said he could not believe what was happening at the time.

"It really caught me off guard," Koch added.  "I didn't know if he was somebody I knew or playing a prank on me, that's honestly what I thought because I've never had that happen to me."

"I've never dealt with a situation like that," Koch said.  "But I'm definitely going to keep the door locked and maybe use the intercom next time."

Viewer Sean Koch sent WMBF News surveillance photos via Facebook, showing the man vaulting over the front desk.

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