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2 Myrtle Beach residents charged with Georgetown armed robbery

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Brandon Lee Christmas Brandon Lee Christmas
Erin Jean Nichols Erin Jean Nichols

Georgetown County Sheriff's Investigators have charged Brandon Lee Christmas, 29 years of age, of 5730 Highway 707 Lot 22 and Erin Jean Nichols, 31 years of age, of 1238 Eagle Creek Drive both of Myrtle Beach in connection with an armed robbery at the NBSC Bank located at 3796 Highway 17 in the Murrells Inlet Community of Georgetown County.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on March 4, 2013, one white male suspect entered the NBSC Bank located at 3796 Highway 17 and demanded money from the employee. The suspect then exited through the rear door with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot in a west direction of travel. The suspect was witnessed leaving the scene in a four door bright blue compact hatchback vehicle. The suspect was described as a white male approximately 5'09" in height wearing dark clothing and a mask with a possible flannel shirt.

No one was injured during the incident and no weapon was brandished, however the suspect stated to the teller he had a pistol.

Through forensic evidence and eye-witness accounts and statements, Georgetown County Sheriff's Investigators identified Christmas as the suspect, and Nichols as his accomplice.

Christmas is charged with Armed Robbery while allegedly armed with a Deadly Weapon.

Nichols is charged with Accessory After the Fact to a Felony A. Both Christmas and Nichols are currently incarcerated at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on unrelated charges and will later be transferred to the Georgetown County Detention Center.

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