Once again another bank robbery has occurred in Horry County.
Saturday morning a man walked into the TD Bank on 38th Avenue in Myrtle Beach. The man handed a teller at the bank a note then left the bank on foot. The K-9 Unit was called in to help the investigation. Unfortunately, the suspect’s scent was not picked up by the dogs.
A rash of bank robberies has plagued Horry County recently. In June there were three bank robberies reported. One June 1, two men sporting black masks robbed the BB&T Bank in Murrells Inlet. During the robbery shots were fired, but nobody was injured.
On June 3, Horry County police responded to a bank robbery in Garden City. The man, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, handed a note demanding money to teller at the Crescent Bank. No weapon was reportedly used during the crime.
A man wore a costume mask while he robbed a BB&T in Little River on June 21. Police say he left the bank in a small, dark car with North Carolina plates.
There have been five bank robberies in the month of July. On July 13, police responded to two robberies that took place within hours of each other. That morning a man calmly walked into the First Citizens Bank in Socastee and verbally demanded money. Police believe the suspect left in a dark green PT Cruiser. Only a few hours later and a few miles down the road, a man robbed the Horry County State Bank at Palmetto Point.
Three days later, on the morning of July 16, the TD Bank on Sea Mountain Highway in North Myrtle Beach was robbed by a man wearing a mask that resembled an old man. Police believe the suspect left the bank in a silver Nissan Sentra.
Police were called around 3 p.m. Thursday after a plain clothed man handed one of the tellers a note demanding money. The man left with an undisclosed amount. This time the robbery took place in Murrells Inlet at the First Federal located inside Lowe’s Food off Hwy 707.
Unfortunately, police have yet to capture any of the eight bank robbers. If you or anyone you know has any information on any of the suspects, you can call Horry County police at (843) 915-5350 or to remain anonymous, call (843) 915-TIPS (8477)