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      Five men charged with two hotel armed robberies early Monday morning

      Bond was denied for three of five men accused of robbing at gunpoint 11 people staying in two separate hotels.

      The other two men, Dominique Garrison and Cardara Champ, each had their bonds set at $60,000. Both of them are in the military stationed at Fort Bragg.

      The five men have been charged with the armed robberies at two hotels on Monday between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Five victims were robbed at gunpoint at the Sea Mist Hotel and six other victims were robbed at gunpoint at the Lazy G motel.

      Derrick Bowser, 20, Cardara Champ, 25, Kareem Demus, 23, John Johnson, 22, of Fayetteville, NC, and Dominique Garrison of Wilmington, NC, are all charged with two counts of Armed Robbery, two counts of First Degree Burglary, two counts of Kidnapping, and two counts of Weapons Possession during a Violent Crime.

      The six people at the Lazy G Motel in Myrtle Beach told officers that early Monday morning, three men came into their unlocked motel room, pulled out three hand guns, and ordered them to get on the ground, according to a police report. Police say the two other men were waiting in the car.

      The five victims at the Sea Mist Hotel told officers that at least two men entered their room through what they believed to be a locked door, turned on the lights and demanded their belongings, according to a police report. Victims told officers one of the suspects presented what they believed to be a semiautomatic handgun and pointed it at them, while another suspect stole their belongings.

      The five suspects are due back in court July 12th.