Police roundup | North Myrtle Beach police search for robbery suspect

November 6, 2012 

Police

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH

Police search for robbery suspect

North Myrtle Beach police are investigating an armed robbery where a man took cash from a convenience store late Monday, according to authorities.

Officers were called at 8:15 p.m. Monday to the Circle K at 1701 Secondary Highway 175 where a man had robbed the store, according to a police report.

Employees told police the man came into the store, went to the cooler and took a 22-ounce bottle of beer, walked to the counter and pointed a small handgun at the clerk and demanded money, according to the report.

The employee gave the suspect the cash from the register and the suspect then ran out of the store into the parking lot and away from the area, police said.

Police searched the area, but did not locate the suspect. Officers released video surveillance photos of the suspect.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect can call North Myrtle Beach police at 280-5511.

HORRY COUNTY

One person in custody in armed robbery

Horry County police have one man in custody with charges pending in connection with an armed robbery and chase into the North Myrtle Beach area, according to authorities.

The man’s identity has not been released because formal charges have not been filed, Horry County police Sgt. Robert Kegler.

The Sun News does not identify suspects until arrest warrants are issued.

The man was taken into custody late Monday after authorities were called to an armed robbery report at a convenience store on U.S. 17 Bypass near Inlet Square Drive, Kegler said.

The suspect fled the scene.

Officers with departments North Myrtle Beach and Horry County pursued the suspect in the North Myrtle Beach area and took him into custody, Kegler said.

CONWAY

Police investigate pharmacy robbery

Conway police are searching for information about the suspect in a robbery at a Main Street pharmacy on Friday, said Catina Hipp, spokeswoman.

Officers were called about 5 p.m. Friday to The Medicine Mart at 1401 Main St., for a silent alarm, Hipp said. When officers arrived they learned from store employees that a man armed with a gun came into the store and demanded oxycontin.

On Tuesday, police released a video surveillance photo of the vehicle the suspect left the store in.

Anyone with any information about the robbery or the suspect can call Conway Police at 248-1790.

GEORGETOWN COUNTY

Deputies investigate robbery attempt

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is searching for information about a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Murrells Inlet, according to Carrie Cuthbertson, public information officer with the sheriff’s office.

About 9:30 p.m. Monday an employee was leaving the restaurant at 511 Courtfield Drive in Murrells Inlet when a man walked up with a gun and demanded money, Cuthbertson said.

The suspect didn’t get any money and no one was hurt before he ran away.

Anyone with information about the incident can call the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at 546-5102 or send a tip using Text-A-Tip.

Anonymous tips can also be sent by using Text-A-Tip. Just dial 274637 from any text enabled cell phone, and text the word “GCSOTIP” followed by your message.

Local

CONWAY

CCU hosts campaign against diabetes

Coastal Carolina University is hosting Community WalkSM to Stop Diabetes, the newest initiative of the American Diabetes Association’s movement to Stop Diabetes.

This local grassroots walk event is organized Marcia Patience and is open to the entire community. Everyone is encouraged to come out and take a stand to stop diabetes on Nov. 10 at CCU starting at 9 a.m.

Today, there are nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes and 79 million with pre-diabetes.

The Community Walk will raise funds for type 1 and type 2 diabetes research and education programs.

For more information, call the American Diabetes Association at 800-342-2383 or visit www.diabetes.org or http://main.diabetes.org and click on “coastalcarolina.”

CONWAY

County hosting video history contest

Horry County Board of Architectural Review is sponsoring the first annual High School Video Contest.

The objective of the contest is for Horry County high school students to create local history related videos, telling the story of a building or a site within Horry County that is at least 50 years old and increasing their awareness of local history.

The contest is open to all Horry County high school students as well as students in a homeschooling program that are residents of Horry County.

For a complete list of the general rules of contest, please go to www.horrycounty.org/planning/BAR/Content/Video_App.pdf. All submittals are due by Friday, Nov. 16, by 5 p.m.

Any questions on the possible age of a structure or site, on eligibility or the subject matter of your project, please call Adam Emrick in the Horry County Planning Department at 915-7897 or email emricka@horrycounty.org.

From staff reports

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