Three women wanted after strong armed robbery at Coastal Grand Mall


Police are searching for three women after a strong armed robbery at Coastal Grand Mall last month.

According to an incident report from July 20, officers were called to the Hollister store at the Coastal Grand Mall around 7:45 p.m.

The victim told police that three women entered the store and began to conceal and disassemble clothing security tags.

At that point, the victim said they approached the offenders to recover the stolen items and the situation turned violent.

According to the report, one of the women initially attacked, pushing the victim. After that, the two other female offenders joined in and began to do the same.

The victim reported that she attempted to defend herself, but the offenders began to pull her hair and aggressively push her around the store.

During the attack, the victim reported that her cell phone was taken away from her.

Once the victim was on the floor, the offenders then left the store with the merchandise from the business and the victim's cell phone.

When police arrived on scene, officers reported finding the pliers that had been used to disassemble the clothing security tags.

According to the report, the victim was visibly upset after the robbery, but had no lasting injuries requiring EMS treatment.

As of Aug. 10, police had identified one suspect in connection with the incident--Crystal Renee Smith, 31.

Myrtle Beach Police shared information about the suspect on their Facebook page.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call MBPD at 843-918-1382.

This story will be updated as more information comes into the newsroom.

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