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Myrtle Beach police release sketch of suspect in armed robbery of grandmother

Myrtle Beach police are searching for a man they want to question in an armed robbery that occurred late last year in the parking lot of an area pharmacy involving a woman who was with her granddaughter, according to a news release.

Police released a sketch of the man on Monday and said the man should be considered armed and dangerous.

The incident occurred at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 30 in the parking lot of CVS Pharmacy at 3411 Socastee Blvd., when a 61-year-old woman told officers a man robbed her, police said.

The woman said she was in the parking lot getting her granddaughter out of a child’s safety seat in the vehicle when the man approached her and asked for $55, according to the report. The woman gave the man $4, which she said was all the cash she had on her at the time.

The woman said the suspect walked away and she removed her granddaughter from the vehicle, according to the report. The woman said the suspect then ran back up to her, pointed a large knife at her and demanded money and credit cards.

The woman said she gave the man her cards and he ran through the parking lot away from her, according to the report. Police took video surveillance from the store and are searching for the man.

Anyone with information about the man can call Myrtle Beach police at 918-1382.