1 arrested, 1 sought in Orangeburg IHOP robbery

Bernard Hill, 51
Bernard Hill, 51

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection with a late night armed robbery of an Orangeburg restaurant.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said that a man believed to be a former employee entered the IHOP restaurant on Sunday night armed with a handgun.

“This individual went in and even sat with a current employee before entering an office area,” the sheriff said. “The subject then fled after robbing the manager at gunpoint.”

Bernard Hill, 51, of Orangeburg, is charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a crime.

Riheam Calloway, Jr., 20, of Orangeburg
Riheam Calloway, Jr., 20, of Orangeburg

Riheam Calloway, Jr., 20, of Orangeburg, was arrested shortly after the robbery was reported. Calloway was found driving the car employees said fled scene.

Employees said that around 10:30 p.m. on October 2, a former employee entered the business. After chatting with a current employee, the suspect entered an office area.

After the business was robbed, the gunman was seen getting into a green vehicle being driven by a current employee.

A bond hearing for Calloway is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

If you have any information on Hill, contact the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office at 803-534-3550 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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