SC armed robbery suspect arrested in Colorado

Bernard Hill
Bernard Hill

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — According to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell, a man being sought in the armed robbery of a local restaurant has been apprehended in Colorado.

Ravenell said Bernard Hill, 51, was taken into custody in Colorado Springs on Thursday around 6:30 p.m. by US Marshals serving an OCSO warrant.

“Again, I have to state that no matter how far you run, we’ll be right behind you,” the sheriff said. “No distance is too far for justice.”

Hill, who faces charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a crime, is accused of the Sunday, October 2 armed robbery of the Orangeburg IHOP.

Employees of the North Road restaurant said that Hill entered the business around 10:30  p.m. and spoke with them for a few minutes before entering an office area where at gunpoint he took cash from a manager. Employees said the gunman and former employee then got into a green vehicle being driven by a current employee, Riheam Calloway, Jr., 20.

Calloway was taken into custody that night after being spotted by OCSO deputies not far from the restaurant. He was also charged with armed robbery.

No one was injured in the robbery.

OCSO investigators will begin the process of bringing Hill back to the Palmetto State to face his charges.

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