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Employee Fires Shots at Suspect During an Armed Robbery Attempt in a Myrtle Beach Jewelry Store February 23, 2023 (0 comments)


Myrtle Beach, SC--An attempted armed robbery took place on the afternoon of February 17 at a jewelry store. According to a police report obtained by News13, a suspect named Michael James Alexander Perez entered Jacob the Jeweler on Hackler Street and demanded their Rolexes before being shot by a store employee.

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The incident reportedly caused two bullet holes in a desk; nobody was seriously injured.

Perez allegedly dropped his gun and fled on a motorcycle driven by an unidentified person before being taken to the hospital for treatment. According to the report, the getaway driver left Perez at the hospital before fleeing the scene.

A nearby business provided News13 with surveillance video of a man dressed in mostly black and wearing at least one blue glove walking on the sidewalk with a motorcycle in the background. The timestamp on the video is 3:42 p.m., approximately an hour before the shooting was reported.

Surveillance video from another business showed the same man entering the jewelry store around 4:43 p.m. and leaving just 20 seconds later.

The police have not released any information about the person driving the motorcycle. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Read more in this report.

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