Myrtle Beach police responded to another hotel robbery Monday morning, making it the third incident within three days where a front desk clerk was held at gunpoint.
According to Lt. Joey Crosby, when officers arrived at the Lancer Motel, located at 606 N. Kings Highway, they were told a black man banged on the front door of the motel telling the front desk clerk he needed help.
As soon as the clerk opened the door, the man allegedly pulled out a handgun, demanded money, and threatened the motel staff, Crosby said.
The man left the motel after the staff gave him money.
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Police say he was last seen wearing a hoodie and black pants.
The first armed robbery happened Saturday night at the Best Western located at 9551 N. Kings Highway around 11:15 p.m, according to Horry County spokeswoman Krystal Dotson.
When Horry County officers met with the front desk employee and reviewed surveillance video, it showed a woman enter the hotel and ask about a room, according to a Facebook post from the department.
After the woman allegedly asked if cash was accepted, she pulled out what appeared to be a semi-automatic gun and demanded money from the employee, the post says.
The woman then left the hotel after she got the money, police say.
The second armed robbery happened around 2 a.m. Sunday morning at Ocean Dunes Resort located at 201 75th Avenue North, a Myrtle Beach incident report shows.
When police arrived, the front desk employee told officers she walked out to the front desk after she heard someone ring the bell, according to an incident report.
The employee told police the woman then “racked the pistol” and told her to give her all the money from the register, police said.
The woman then allegedly took $406 in cash and then left the hotel, according to the report.
Police note in the report the woman was described as a light-skin black female wearing a gray shirt with black shorts.
She is also considered armed and dangerous, according to a release from the Myrtle Beach Police Department.
If you have any information on the woman, police ask that you call 843-918-1382 or Detective Angel Walker at 843-918-1906.
All incidents remain under investigation.