Myrtle Beach police investigate early morning store robbery

troot@thesunnews.comMarch 28, 2014 

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Myrtle Beach police are searching for information about two men, who robbed a convenience store of cash and cigarettes early Friday, according to a police report.

Officers were called at 5 a.m. Friday to the Scotchman at 501 Third Ave. S., for the robbery, police said.

A 23-year-old employee told police that two men came into the store and purchased beer then left, but about five minutes later the men returned, according to the report. The employee said the men were wearing ski masks and he asked them to remove the masks, which they did.

The employee said one of the men ran up behind him at the cash register, grabbed his arm and displayed a pocket knife while demanding money from the register, according to the report. The employee said he opened the register and the robber grabbed cash and then four cartons of cigarettes before both men left the store.

No other details were listed in the report.

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