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Police investigating if NMB armed robbery is related to two-state crime spree

Two armed men robbed the Nacho Hippo in North Myrtle Beach on August 4, police say.
Two armed men robbed the Nacho Hippo in North Myrtle Beach on August 4, police say.

Two armed suspects robbed the North Myrtle Beach Nacho Hippo on August 4 after putting a gun to an employee’s head, police say.

According to a police report, two unidentified armed men had entered the kitchen from the back door and began ordering employees to go to the office, according to a police report.

Officers said the armed and masked men put a gun to an employee’s head and ordered him to open the safe.

The two men emptied the safe and escaped out the back door of the restaurant with about $2,500, the report says.

North Myrtle Beach spokesperson Pat Dowling said police were investigating whether the incident was related to a recent string of robberies in Loris, Longs and North Carolina that left a 57-year-old man dead.

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