Man armed with box cutter steals pack of Newports

Around 3:44 Friday morning, the man pictured with this story tried to rob the clerk at the Kangaroo on Dick Pond Road in Surfside Beach with a box cutter, according to a police incident report.

The clerk told police the man walked in and asked for a pack of Newport cigarettes. When the clerk told him it would be $5.93, she said the man pulled out a silver box cutter and ordered her to open the register.

The clerk said she asked, "are you serious?"

She said he then demanded money and threatened to kill her.

The clerk refused to open the register, and the man grabbed the cigarettes and ran out.

If you recognize him, you are asked to contact the Horry County Police Department at 915-5350 or 915-TIPS