Duo arrested in connection to armed robbery in Coastal Grand Mall parking lot

Two people have been charged in connection to an armed robbery at the Coastal Grand Mall earlier this week.

Myrtle Beach police announced the arrest of Emelia Elizabeth Linton, 25, and Matthew James Evans, 29, both of Myrtle Beach. They were each charged with armed robbery.

Police say they arrested the two after a traffic stop around 6 p.m. Wednesday near South Kings Highway and South Ocean Boulevard.

Myrtle Beach officers responded to Dillard’s around 5 p.m. Monday for the reported robbery, according to a police report. Cpl. Thomas Vest, spokesman with MBPD, said a person was robbed, and a weapon was brandished.

There were no injuries in the incident, Vest said.

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Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.