Police were called to the Sunoco on Highmarket Street where a 45-year-old Georgetown man was trying to pay for a soda and lottery tickets with a fake $20 bill.
The man said he revceived the money from his cousin. The man’s cousin was called who said he received the bill from Community Exchange in Choppee.
The case is still under investigation.
Man attempts to rob hotel in Murrells Inlet
A man with noticeable eyes is accused of attempting to rob the Holiday Inn Express in Murrells Inlet.
According to Horry County Police Department, it happened at about 10:40 p.m. April 19.
The female clerk who was on duty at the time said a man wearing a burgundy hoodie and a black toboggan with eye holes walked in, leaned over the counter and said “give me the money.”
The woman told the man she had just made a bank deposit and had no cash. The empty-handed man then fled out of the door.
The victim said a man, who appeared to be an accomplice, was standing outside. He was wearing a black hoodie and camouflage shorts.
According to the clerk, both men were white and appeared to be around 20 years old.
She said the man who attempted the robbery had “very blue eyes.” She said she never saw a weapon.
The countertop was dusted for fingerprints but nothing useable was found.
Anyone with information about the crime should call Horry County Police at 248-5005.
Sister steals credit card
A woman from Ray Road in rural Georgetown County said she has not used her credit card since February when she noticed it was missing.
She reported the card was lost or stolen and was told she would receive a replacement card in the mail. Because she rarely used the card, she did not notice when she never received it.
When the woman was late with a payment on April 3, she was informed her new card had been sent.
The woman said she later discovered her sister had taken the card from her mailbox. The card had not been used by the time the theft was discovered.
The woman said she did want to prosecute her sister for the theft.
The owner of the laundramat at the intersection of Highway 17 and South Island Road said someone tried to take the change machine from the business.
The machine was “loose off the floor like someone tried to take it off its base,” the report states.
The computer inside the machine was damaged which will cost more than $4,500 to repair.
Taken for treatment
A woman called 911 April 12 and said her 41-year-old father from Pawleys Island was threatening to harm himself.
The man was on his front porch when deputies arrived. He was upset and apparently under the influence of alcohol. He said his wife had been arrested earlier in the evening by the Highway Patrol.
The man had reportedly threatened to take pills to harm himself.
Deputies made the man go to the hospital to be evaluated.
Alleged employee theft from the Beaver Bar in Murrells Inlet is under investigation.
Deputies were told a money bag containing more than $480 in cash and more than $2,500 in tickets was taken from the bar area.
The tickets are from the video games and are exchanged for cash.
When contacted the man reportedly admitted to the theft but said he would return the bag.
The owner said he wanted to press charges.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
— Compiled by Scott Harper
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