Myrtle Beach police charged a 29-year-old man with armed robbery following a report that employees at a Domino’s Pizza in the city were robbed at gunpoint late Monday, according to authorities.
Jermel Hosea Trueblood, was arrested about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday along Withers Swash Drive and charged with armed robbery, according to a police report.
The charge stemmed from 9:47 p.m. Monday when employees at the Domino’s Pizza located at 5335 N. Kings Highway called police to report being robbed at gunpoint, according to the report. Employees told police a man came into the business, jumped the counter and pointed a gun at them while demanding money.
The man took money from the cash register and safe before he ran out the rear door of the business and drove away, according to the report. Employees gave police a description of the man and the vehicle he left in and officers located it in the area of Third Avenue South and Wither’s Swash Park.
A man jumped from the vehicle and ran into the park area, where police chased after him and set up a perimeter, according to the report. Police used Horry County’s K-9 unit to search the area and found Trueblood hiding in the water. He was arrested without incident and police retrieved a gun from him.