Employee arrested, accused of conspiracy to rob Applebee's

LANCASTER, SC (WBTV) - Police in South Carolina arrested an Applebee's employee who they said took part in a conspiracy to rob the restaurant.

A masked gunman walked into the Applebee's on Highway 9 just before 2 a.m. Monday.

Investigators said the gunman confronted the manager, who was alone, and used a gun to force him into the back room.

The gunman got away with cash.

The manager was not hurt.

Investigators arrested 42-year-old Brian Oneal Ealey at the restaurant Monday. Police said he is not believed to be the masked gunman.

The investigation is ongoing.

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