Monday, April 23, 2012
Georgetown police continue to investigate two robberies that occurred at Five Points on the same day last week.
The first occurred at about 2:50 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Georgetown Ice House.
Police were told a man wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans and black gloves and a gray mask ran into the store holding a handgun.
The gunman approached a man near the cash register and said “get on the ground or I’ll shoot you.”
The victim said the robber “threw him to the ground and that is where he remained,” the report states.
The suspect then pointed the gun at a worker behind the counter and shouted “give me the money.”
The man was given the money from the register. He then ran from the building.
Later that same day, at about 8:50 p.m., a robbery was reported at CVS drug store across from the Ice House.
The store manager said he was in the back of the store flattening boxes when an employee told him they had been robbed.
The worker said she was near the door of the store when a man wearing a dark hoodie covering his face walked over to an aisle and stared at her.
He then walked over and asked if they sold lottery tickets. She said “no” and that’s when he said he had a gun and demanded money.
The woman placed the cash drawer on the counter. The man picked it up and ran out the door.
The woman said she never actually saw a gun but the man said he had one in his pocket.
The area was searched but the man was not found.
Anyone with information on the robberies is urged to call police at 545-4300.
Stolen motorcycle recovered
While patrolling on Highway 521 April 8, a deputy saw a man on a motorcycle he knew had a suspended driver’s license, so he made a traffic stop.
The man was unable to show proof of insurance or registration for the motorcycle.
The man was placed under arrest for driving under suspension.
It was then learned through a computer check the motorcycle was reported stolen from Myrtle Beach.
The man was additionally charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.
A man who works at the County Recycling Center on Grate Ave. in Pawleys Island called a deputy to that location April 7 because of illegal littering.
The man said when he arrived at work both gates were completely blocked with bags of trash. Most of the trash was still outside the gate when the officer arrived.
The worker provided the deputy with a list of possible suspects. He said he found the names while searching the bags to see who may be responsible.
The case was forwarded to Environmental Services.
Woman doesn’t see intruder
A woman from Deacon Drive in Pawleys Island said she was home when someone entered her house April 5, but she did not realize there had been an intruder until the next morning.
The woman said she was in her bedroom watching TV when she heard someone come in the house but she thought it was her husband.
A few minutes later she heard another noise and her dog was barking, so she went to check. There was no one in her house but she did see a man walking down the road.
The next day she saw two pictures had been removed from a wall in her living room.
She believes the pictures were taken down in an attempt to remove the wall-mounted TV.
Nothing was reported missing from the home.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.— Compiled by Scott Harper