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Police respond after store employee reports bag with hundreds of dollars stolen while working

Myrtle Beach police are investigating after a store employee reported that someone stole a bag containing hundreds of dollars while she was working, authorities said.

Officers were called about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to Coastline Pet Supply at 3530 Northgate Road where a 45-year-old woman reported the incident, police said.

The victim said she was waiting on customers when a man stole the bag of money from behind the counter. The victim said she used the bag to make change for customers and that it contained $700 in cash when it was taken, according to the police report.

The victim told police the man left while she was still waiting on a customer, and she didn’t notice the bag was gone until the suspect left, police said.

Authorities searched the area for the suspect, but did not find him.

No arrests were made in connection with the incident as of Thursday morning.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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