Myrtle Beach police use city cameras to track fugitives from North Carolina

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Myrtle Beach police used city surveillance cameras to track and capture two fugitives from North Carolina, who were then arrested after police say they were involved in an armed robbery in Myrtle Beach Tuesday night.

Jeremy Hayes and Kennedy Boggs, both of North Carolina, are charged with being a fugitive of justice, according to Capt. Joey Crosby, with Myrtle Beach police.

Additional charges are expected as investigators complete their investigation, he added.

Police were called around 6:12 p.m. to Pizza Hut at 901 S. Kings Highway for an armed robbery, according to a police report.

The victims told police that a man came into the business and started asking about specials, but then the man pulled out a gun and demanded money, according to a news release and a police report.

The victim asked a manager to come to the front, the man then pointed the gun at the manager and the manager opened the register.

The man took all the money that was inside and gave it to another suspect. A police report shows the man got away with $217.

Before the man left, he told the victims to lay face down on the floor. He then left the area in a gray Honda Civic.

Police immediately began canvassing the area and used the city surveillance cameras to try to find the car.

The cameras found the vehicle on South Ocean Boulevard. Two people in the car, later identified as Jeremy Hayes and Kennedy Boggs were arrested.

According to a Facebook post from the Randoph County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina, Boggs and Hayes were wanted out of their jurisdiction.

Hayes was wanted on 15 outstanding warrants and Boggs had three outstanding warrants, according to the post.

Hayes was considered a suspect in the armed robbery and shooting committed at a Mexican store in Ramseur, N.C. on Jan. 26 and a home invasion from Jan. 24 in Asheboro, N.C., according to the post.

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