Two ex-employees of a Port Royal restaurant were charged Tuesday with robbing their former employer Sunday, according to a Port Royal Police Department news release.
Port Royal residents Kendel Johnson, 21, and Franklin Bates, 21, allegedly entered the Back Porch Grill, 1 Port Royal Landing Drive, at about 8:30 a.m., held an employee at gunpoint and demanded money, the release said.
They drove off in a dark gray vehicle with two bags containing an undisclosed amount of money, the release said. They were arrested Tuesday on charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Bates and Johnson are both former employees of Back Porch Grill, and officers learned that Bates owned a vehicle matching the description of the getaway car, the release said.
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Bates and Johnson are being held for prosecution at the Beaufort County Detention Center, according to the jail log. Bond information was not available.