North Myrtle Beach police charge man in robbery of convenience store

08/08/2014 9:43 AM

08/08/2014 9:44 AM

North Myrtle Beach police charged a 32-year-old man in connection with the armed robbery of a convenience store in the city, according to authorities.

Bo Anderson Taylor, 32, of North Myrtle Beach was booked into the jail Monday on charges of armed robbery, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, resisting arrest and two counts of driving under suspension.

Taylor is being without bail, according to jail records at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Wilma Gail Lacroix, 56, also of North Myrtle Beach was charged with aiding and abetting on Tuesday and released the next day on $1,092.50 bail, according to authorities. Taylor was arrested at Lacroix’s home after police had stopped a vehicle with her inside and police took her home that day.

On Sunday, an officer saw Taylor driving a 2001 dark blue Mercedes on 33rd Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach and checked with dispatchers to learn that Taylor’s driver’s license was suspended.

The next day, an officer saw Taylor driving the same vehicle onto Poinsett Street from 39th Avenue South and followed him, according to a police report. The officer got Taylor to stop the vehicle, but he ran away. Officers searched the area, but did not find Taylor.

Lacroix was inside the vehicle and officers took her home and searched for Taylor there, but did not find him at that time.

Officers later returned to the home and took Taylor into custody on the charges.

The robbery and weapon charges stemmed from July 29 when a man wearing all black with pantyhose covering his face and armed with a handgun went into the Kangaroo store at 1501 U.S. 17 N. and robbed it, according to a police report. The clerk told police he was forced to open the cash register and give money to the man and gunpoint.

The suspect ran away from the store, but police retrieved video surveillance of the suspect walking to the store and running away, according to the report.

In an unrelated incident, Taylor was jailed April 4 on an attempted armed robbery charge, first-degree assault and battery, third-degree assault and battery, possession of a firearm and ammunition and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to jail records.

Taylor was released the next day on $60,500 bail.

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