LOL... date on video seems a bit off.
Police are investigating whether an armed robber, who was caught on surveillance video hitting a Myrtle Beach hotel Wednesday night, is also responsible for two other recent robberies.
One robbery was Thursday night at the Sun Fun Motel in Myrtle Beach.
"This is like my house, and I treat it like my house. I treat the guests like they're my guests," said Kathy Gray, General Manager at the Holiday Shores.
That's why it was as if someone walked into Gray's home Wednesday night and robbed her. A man held up Gray as she worked at the hotel. Gray says the man walked in just before 9 p.m. Wednesday.
"I gave him my rate, and he said that's too expensive, and I told him this time of year that's what our rooms run. That's the best price I can get," recounted Gray.
As the hotel's surveillance video shows, the man walked back out of the hotel for a few moments. Then Gray says he came back in, seemingly with a change of heart, saying, "He'd take the room. So, I started giving him a registration card so he could register," said Gray. "I told him I needed to see his drivers license and credit card, and I looked up and he had a gun to my face. He said, 'give me all your money and be very quiet.'"
Quiet she was, for obvious reasons.
"It looked like the gun was closer to my face than it was, and I could tell it was a very big gun. It wasn't just a little revolver," she recalled. "I was intent on not upsetting him, because I didn't want to rile him. I didn't want him to shoot me."
Meanwhile, Gray says, just outside, unknowingly, people carried on - walking up and down the sidewalk, riding past on bikes, even folks swimming out at the pool.
"I knew I had a lot of people, a lot of families here at the pool, so, my main thoughts were give him what he wants and get him out of here," said Gray.
She says her desire to get him out was probably matched by his impatience, enough so that he helped himself to the money. Gray was apparently not moving fast enough.
But one thing that Gray says never crossed her mind: resisting.
"Oh no, I know better than that. No. No. Not with a gun that big," admitted Gray. "I have grandchildren that mean an awful lot to me... It's just a shame that someone would risk spending time in jail for the little bit of money I had. I have very little cash."
If you have any information on these robberies, call Myrtle Beach Police at (843) 918-1382.
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