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Myrtle Beach police release photos of Memorial Day armed robbery, attempted murder suspect

Myrtle Beach police have released surveillance photos of a suspect connected to an armed robbery and attempted murder at an area hotel Memorial Day weekend.
Myrtle Beach police have released surveillance photos of a suspect connected to an armed robbery and attempted murder at an area hotel Memorial Day weekend. Myrtle Beach police

Myrtle Beach police have released surveillance photos of a suspect connected to an armed robbery and attempted murder at an area hotel Memorial Day weekend.

Police are asking for information or the identity of the suspect, who police say attempted to rob the victim at gunpoint and discharged his weapon as he fled the scene. The incident occurred May 24 around 7 a.m. at Compass Cove Resort, 2311 S. Ocean Blvd, according to Joey Crosby, police spokesman.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, Crosby said, and should not be approached. Anyone with information should call Myrtle Beach police at 918-1382.

The suspect may reside in or around Winston Salem, N.C., Crosby said.

There were two shootings reported within nine hours of each other at Compass Cove Resort during the weekend, authorities said. Police were called to Compass Cove on May 23 where a 39-year-old man had been shot in a hotel room on the ninth floor.

The victim, who police said had serious injuries, was taken to Grand Strand Medical Center for treatment.

Police arrested Craig Tallambadge Williams with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. A municipal court judge set a $150,000 cash surety bond for Williams on May 25, according to the Myrtle Beach Clerk of Court’s office.

Nobody was hurt in the Sunday morning shooting.

The victim told police he came out of his room and was approached by a man, who presented a gun and demanded the victim’s money. The victim ran to his room and the robber fired a gunshot while running from the area, according to the police report.

Contact CLAIRE BYUN at 626-0381 and follow her on Twitter @Claire_TSN.

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