Clemson robbery suspects arrested

CLEMSON — A pair of arrests have been made in two recent armed robberies in Clemson.

According to Clemson Police Chief Jimmy Dixon, at around 10 p.m. on May 14, two black males walked up to the rear dining room door of the Wendy’s on U.S. 123, both armed with pistols, according to police.

Employees were told to lay on floor as the suspects removed cash from the store safe, and before leaving, the suspects took cellphones from the employees, officers said.

Two nights later, at around 3 a.m. on May 17, what officers believe to be the same two suspects, again armed with pistols, went to the side door of the Little Caesars in downtown Clemson, but despite earlier reports no cash was taken after the suspects fled when an alarm was activated, police said.

Shortly after the Little Caesars robbery attempt, a convenience store in Seneca was robbed at gunpoint.

Through inter-agency cooperation and further investigation, charges were filed against Alexander Oneil Hunter, 23, and Deaundre Shermande Harbin, 19, both of Seneca. Each was charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery in connection with the Clemson cases. Hunter was denied bond and was being held at the Oconee County Detention Center, while Harbin was being held on a $30,000 surety bond at the Clemson City Jail.