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Suspect remains at large in Kings Highway bank robbery

Myrtle Beach police are searching for a suspect Tuesday morning following the robbery of First Citizens Bank at 7500 North Kings Highway.
Myrtle Beach police are searching for a suspect Tuesday morning following the robbery of First Citizens Bank at 7500 North Kings Highway.

A suspect remained at large Tuesday afternoon after a bank along the north end of Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach was robbed at gunpoint, according to police.

Officers swarmed the area surrounding First Citizens Bank at 7500 N. Kings Highway following the robbery at about 9:15 a.m.

Surveillance photos released by Myrtle Beach police showed the suspect covered part of his face with his hand and pointed a gun during the incident. The suspect fled the bank on foot, police say, and parts of a neighborhood between 74th and 76th avenues north near North Kings Highway and Ocean Boulevard were blocked off as officers combed the area.

No one was hurt in the incident, and police are still seeking the suspect, who is described as a black male, standing about 6’5 with a medium build, according to authorities. He was wearing a gray hoodie and tan work boots during the incident, police said.

Authorities ask that anyone with information on the incident contact them at 843-918-1382. The Sun News has reached out to First Citizens Bank for comment.

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Myrtle Beach police on scene of a bank robbery at First Citizens Bank at 7500 North Kings Highway Tuesday morning, Jan. 23, 2018. Jason Lee jlee@thesunnews.com
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