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Two armed suspects shoot at vehicle during attempted robbery at Myrtle Beach ATM

Myrtle Beach police are searching for two men suspected of trying to rob a woman at an ATM and shooting at a car as the driver tried to leave the parking lot, according to a police report.

Officers were called at 10:15 p.m. Sunday to 2501 N. Oak St., for an attempted armed robbery and gunshots fired, police said.

When officers arrived they spoke to a 49-year-old woman, who said she was with two men that drove her to the Automated Teller Machine to get cash, according to the report. The woman said as she walked up to the ATM from the parking lot, a man, who had a bandanna covering his face, stepped out from behind the ATM and yelled for no one to move.

The woman said the gunman fired two or three shots in the air and she screamed and ran behind a building pillar for safety, according to the report. The two men in the vehicle told officers they heard the shots and the driver put the vehicle in reverse to leave.

The driver told police that another suspect, who also had his face covered, walked toward them and fired at the vehicle, according to the report. The suspects then ran away in an unknown direction.

The victims were not hurt during the incident, but the vehicle sustained damage to the hood and driver’s door.

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