The Myrtle Beach Police Department is investigating its third robbery in just two days inside the city limits.
Myrtle Beach Police Master Cpl. Tom Vest said officers were called around noon to the area of Myrtle and Collins streets for reports of an armed robbery.
Vest added that there were no reported injuries in the case and no one is in custody at this time.
The first robbery happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday on a sidewalk in the area of Cannon Road and Highway 15. This “run down”, triangle area approaches Highway 501 near 3rd Avenue South. Like much of the downtown, the area experiences high crime.
The second robbery took place New Year’s Eve Day around 2:30 a.m. in the 6200 block of North Kings Highway. Police shared a picture of a vehicle, saying the driver may have some information on the robbery.
No one was hurt in the first two robberies and no arrests have been made.
A culture of crime continues inside the city limits of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Meanwhile their neighbors to the North and South enjoy safe streets.
The cities of North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach and Pawleys Island are considered to be among the safest in the state.
A group of downtown business leaders are working to improve the image of the city starting in 2022.