MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach Police are investigating an attempted murder and armed robbery at the Monterey Bay Suites hotel off of North Ocean Boulevard.
A man and woman reported to police that they were asleep in their hotel room Friday when someone came into their room with a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money.
The woman said when she reached for her phone, the suspect yelled at her and wrestled with her to take away the phone, firing a shot in the process. The bullet just missed the woman, the police report said.
The suspect got away with $1,750.
A witness, who was in the bathroom at the time of the incident, said they came out after the shot was fire and saw a man wearing a black hoodie and dark jeans holding a gun.
The man and woman told police they had come to Myrtle Beach from Georgia with two other woman. However, they had left and had taken all of their stuff.
The victim told police they believe the women left the door unlocked so the suspect could get into the room.