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Myrtle Beach police charge Georgia man in Domino’s robbery

A Georgia man was charged in connection with a robbery at a Myrtle Beach Domino’s Thursday night, according to a police report.

Michael Lee Howard, 37, of Marietta, Ga., was charged with armed robbery after he was stopped on Mr. Joe White Boulevard near Withers Drive, according to an arrest report.

The charge stemmed from officers being called at 9 p.m. Thursday to the Domino’s location at 5335 N. Kings Highway for an armed robbery, police said.

An employee working the front cash register told police that a man walked into the store wearing a hooded shirt that was pulled over his head and a hat and lifted his shirt to expose a handgun in his pants waist band, according to the report. The employee said the man told him he didn’t want to hurt anyone, but needed the money.

Another employee told police he saw the man walk into the store and stand next to the other employee, lift his shirt to show a gun and then run out the door, according to the report. A third employee told police he saw the suspect with the first employee and then he realized the store was being robbed.

That employee ran outside and saw the suspect get into a pickup truck and drive away, so he got into his vehicle and followed the suspect, according to the report. The employee followed the suspect down North Kings Highway while talking on his cell phone to another employee their location as they traveled. That relayed the information to the police.

The report did not list how police took Howard into custody, but the employee noted they drove by the police department.

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