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Two Little River Circle Ks robbed in the same night

The Circle K on Highway 9 in Little River. (Google Earth)

Two Circle K gas station stores were robbed overnight Thursday into Friday morning, according to Horry County police reports.

Police have not said if the robberies are related, but both happened about five miles apart.

The first happened at around 9 p.m. Thursday night at the Circle K on Highway 17, according to the report.

The cashier told police a man wearing a black hoodie came into the store with his hands in his pockets and "acted like he had a firearm."

She said the man demanded that she empty the cash register and also empty the spare register. Then man then ran out of the store and down Highway 17, according to the report.

The report states that the officer saw video of the incident and saw a man stop at the corner and then pull his hood tightly to his face before entering.

He got away with about $200, according to the report.

The second robbery happened at the Circle K on Highway 9 at around 5 a.m.

The clerk told police the man came into the store wearing a dark jacket and a ski mask and demanded all the money from the registers, according to the report.

After getting the money, the man "ran off around the building."

The clerk said he clearly saw the handle of a gun in the man's waist band. The man also told the clerk he would "blow his brains out" if he didn't comply, the report stated.

About $150 in total was stolen from the store, according to the report.

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