Beaufort News

Man accused of Beaufort restaurant robbery suspected in other area thefts

Dallas O'Hara
Dallas O'Hara

An 18-year-old man suspected of robbing Emily's Restaurant and Tapas Bar in Beaufort on Sept. 16 remained in jail Wednesday after a tip led to his arrest.

Beaufort police also say Dallas Andrew O'Hara, also known as Dallas Tiger, could be involved in other robberies in the city and county.

Police said O'Hara walked into the restaurant just before it opened, pointed a pistol at an employee and took an undisclosed amount of money, a cellphone and a bottle of vodka.

He was arrested Tuesday at his home on Savannah Highway after officers received an anonymous tip about his location, police Investigator George Erdel said.

O'Hara faces charges of armed robbery and second-degree burglary in connection with the restaurant robbery. He also faces unrelated charges of criminal conspiracy and driving under suspension, Erdel said. The investigator said O'Hara conspired with his girlfriend to rob a home in Beaufort, but he declined to provide more details.

During the search of O'Hara's home, police found a pistol and other evidence they believe connects him to the restaurant robbery, as well as items they believe may be connected to other thefts in the area.

O'Hara was in the Beaufort County Detention Center on Wednesday, with bond set at more than $250,000.

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