A Conway man was charged in connection with an armed robbery attempt at a U.S. 501 convenience store, according to authorities.
Horry County police charged Corey June Burke, 26, of Conway was charged with attempted armed robbery and booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, according to jail records. Burke remains held pending a bond hearing.
On July 28, Horry County police were called at 1:45 a.m. to the 501 Mini Mart at 4245 U.S. 501 West near Conway for an armed robbery, police said. An employee told police a man came into the store with a pistol and demanded money.
The employee told police he did not give any money to the robber, but instead ran to the rear of the store, according to the report. The employee said the suspect then left the store.
Officers reviewed video surveillance of the incident and saw a man with a mask on his face and wearing yellow gloves go into the store, according to the report. The man had a white towel or rag tucked into the front of his pants and a bandage on his arm.
While watching the video police saw several people come and go from the store and an officer identified Burke as a suspicious person outside the store before the robbery, according to the report.
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