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Suspect in motel armed robbery arrested, another ID'd

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20-year-old Emoptep Kysheem Shabazz Muhammad, also known as "Forty." 20-year-old Emoptep Kysheem Shabazz Muhammad, also known as "Forty."
23-year-old Dominique Lowell Grant (Source: MBPD) 23-year-old Dominique Lowell Grant (Source: MBPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Police have been searching for a total four suspects in connection with an armed robbery at a Myrtle Beach motel. Now one is in custody and another has been identified.

Twenty-year-old Emoptep Kysheem Shabazz Muhammad, also known as "Forty," has been taken into custody and is in the Myrtle Beach Jail. He has been charged with eight counts of armed robbery, eight counts of kidnapping, burglary and two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Those charges stem from a robbery reported at a motel on the 1000 block of South Ocean Boulevard Monday morning, where four victims reported that someone knocked on their door and said they were the police at about 5 a.m.

When one of the victims started to open the door, four unknown men forced their way into the room. According to the police report, one of the men took a victim into the bathroom and fondled her. The other suspects gathered up various items, including a GPS unit, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, cash and liquor, and put them inside the bags they had taken.

Another suspect took a victim to the ATM at a motel next door, and held a knife to her back while she withdrew $200 in cash and gave it to him, the police report states. They returned to the hotel room, and the four suspects left.

The victims borrowed a cell phone and called police, and Myrtle Beach Police officers and detectives responded. Some of the victims' items were found in another room at the motel and returned, the report states.

Police have identified a second suspect as 23-year-old Dominique Lowell Grant. He is 5'8" tall and weighs 175 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes.

Police believe he can be found with the two other suspects, one who may be named Terrance or "Rex."

Rex is 6'2" tall and 220 pounds with a five-pointed star tattoo on his neck.

The other man goes by the name "Red." He is 5'6" and weighs 160 pounds with curly hair, hazel eyes and light skin.

These three men may be with 26-year-old Shemika Bryant who is wanted for accessory after the fact.

"It is believed the individuals are traveling in a two tone brown/gray Crown Victoria, unknown registration that changes between paint schemes/colors depending how you look at it," says Capt. David Knipes.

Police believe it is also possible that these suspects are not in the Myrtle Beach area, and they have ties to Georgetown and Charleston. If you have more information on this incident, Myrtle Beach Police ask that you call them at 918-1382.

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