Money spilled all over the ground as a Family Kingdom Amusement Park parking booth worker fought with two suspects who grabbed a cash box out of his booth.
Myrtle Beach officers were called to the scene about 2:20 p.m. Friday for a strong armed robbery in progress near Family Kingdom Amusement Park, and the two suspects had fled toward the beach when police arrived, according to a report.
The 81-year-old male victim told police that just before they arrived two men in their late teens passed by his parking booth window at the parking gate near Friendly’s.
The victim said the men knocked on his window twice and tried to get into his booth then went away quickly. The suspects knocked on the window again and asked how much it would cost to park, police said.
The victim began explaining the rates, but before he could finish, one of the men grabbed the cash box inside the booth.
The victim got a hold of the cash box, containing $764, and struggled with one of the suspects, and the victim was pushed backward by the other suspect while fighting over the box, causing money to spill on the ground, according to the report.
Once the suspects had the box, they took off with it, running southbound on Ocean Boulevard and headed to the Sixth Avenue South beach access, police said.
Myrtle Beach detectives were called to the scene to investigate, and police said they found the cash box at the Sixth Avenue South beach access with some cash still inside it.
No arrests were made in connection with the robbery by Saturday morning.