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Pelicans stadium employee robbed of concession cash during game

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The ticket booth at TicketReturn.com Field The ticket booth at TicketReturn.com Field

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach Police are still looking for a man they believe robbed a Pelicans stadium employee of a money bag containing more than $2,400 during the baseball game Monday night.

At around 7:50 p.m., police responded to the TicketReturn.com Field on 21st Avenue North in reference to a strong arm robbery.

An employee told the responding officer that she was picking up money from a grill stand when a young man came up from behind her and pulled on the money bag that was around her shoulder. He tugged on the bag again, nearly throwing her to the ground and breaking the strap.

The suspect then took and bag and ran out of the stadium through a hole in the bushes, the victim stated in the police report. He jumped a fence and was last seen running into the field across from the stadium, towards Broadway at the Beach.

Police are looking at surveillance video from the stadium at Broadway at the Beach to better identify the robber.

The stolen bag had individual money bags from six different concession stands within the stadium, totaling $2,414, the report states.

The Vice President and General Manager of Pelican Stadium is Andy Milovich and he said that he believes the person involved with this crime is some how connected to those who work on the concourse where the robbery happened.

"I think it was defiantly someone affiliated with someone who works in our food and beverage business so we've got some ideas as to who to follow up with and who we are bringing back for second interviews to meet with police and I imagine we will get it resolved fairly quickly."

Milovich added that stadium leaders have taken steps to assure this wont happen again. He said an officer will escort the employee carrying money throughout the concourse in the future. "Its important for us to capture the perpetrator just from a stand point of preventing this to happen in the future. And making the public aware that this a perfectly safe environment not a place you need to worry about coming to," said Milovich.

Crime scene officers responded, and the witness agreed to do a composite sketch of the suspect. He was described in the report as an African-American male, 20 to 25-years-old, 5 feet 5 inches to 6 feet tall, 150 to 170 pounds in weight, with a thin build. He was seen wearing shorts and a t-shirt.

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost to the Carolina Mud Cats with a score of 2 runs to 1 Monday night. The Pelicans play Thursday night back on TicketReturn.com Field for the playoffs.

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