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HCPD: Two detained during robbery investigation near CCU

((Source: KAUZ))
Published: Aug. 2, 2021 at 5:24 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2021 at 5:43 PM EDT
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CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – A robbery investigation forced Coastal Carolina University to issue a “shelter in place” alert on Monday night.

A police presence was seen around Youpon Drive, near Highway 501 and East Cox Ferry Road.

Authorities said the suspected robbers fled the scene, crashed a car near Highway 501 and Carolina Road and then ran from the scene.

Around 6:45 p.m., Horry County police announced that two people had been detained in connection with the case.

The search prompted CCU to send out an alert around 5:30 p.m. to students to shelter in place. The shelter in place was lifted around 6:20 p.m., but the university said there is still a police presence in the Carolina Pines area.

HCPD said there is no known risk to the community at this point.

If you see any suspicious activity you’re asked to call 843-915-8477.

We will bring you updates as they come into our newsroom.

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