Ransom note used to get narcotics in Carolina Forest Walgreens robbery

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - A report from the Horry County Police Department described the man accused of robbing the Walgreens off Highway 501 in Carolina Forest.

Horry County Police officers were on scene of a reported robbery at the Walgreens pharmacy off Highway 501 Tuesday morning.

According to a tweet from the police department, officers responded around 10:52 a.m. Tuesday to a robbery no longer in progress at the Walgreens located at 4779 US-501 in Myrtle Beach. Officials say no injuries were reported.

The Horry County police report says the store clerk told officers that the robber was a man with strawberry blond hair, blue eyes, and was about 5' 7". The employee says the robber put a ransom note on the counter while the employee was helping another customer.

The employee handed the note to the store pharmacist, who asked the robber to come to the next open window. The pharmacist showed the robber where the safe was located that held the narcotics the robber was after. The robber jumped the counter and when the safe was opened, he grabbed a handful of the drugs, jumped back over the counter and ran out of the store.

Police viewed the video from the store's surveillance camera but was unable to identify the robbery because of a bandana covering the man's face. Detectives attempted to pull the robber's fingerprints from the store counter.

The robber was seen on video leaving the store walking toward West Perry Road. A witness told officers they saw the suspect get into a black Mustang and leave the area on Highway 501.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the police department at 843-248-1520.

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