Deputies search for thieves after armed robbery of Murrells Inlet store

MURRELLS INLET, SC (WBTW) – Georgetown County deputies are looking for two armed suspects wanted for robbing a Kangaroo store in Murrells Inlet Tuesday night, and then shooting at a witness who attempted to follow the robbers.

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office say the Kangaroo Store located at 658 Wachesaw Road in Murrells Inlet was robbed at approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

Deputies say two suspects approached the front of the store where the employee was on the telephone and ordered the victim to enter the business. The suspects displayed what appeared to be a handgun and demanded money, deputies confirm. The two suspects then ran out of the store and got into a car parked to the south of the building, a witness told deputies.

The witness was sitting at a traffic light and saw the suspects run out of the store toward the south end of the business and get into a vehicle. The witness followed the vehicle until the stop sign at Sunnyside Avenue, deputies say. At which time, a suspect in the passenger seat leaned out of the window and fired a handgun, the witness reported to deputies.

No one was injured during either incident.

Anyone that can identify the suspect or has any information about the robbery is urged to call the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at 843-546-5101.

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