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Police: Pair used gun, bear hug during Upstate armed robbery

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Caesar Hunter and Ron Curry (Source: Clemson PD) Caesar Hunter and Ron Curry (Source: Clemson PD)
CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Two men have been arrested in connection with a pair of armed robberies at convenience stores over the weekend, Clemson Police Chief Jimmy Dixon announced Monday.

Dixon said Saturday morning at 8 a.m. two men entered the Sunoco on Highway 76 with masks on. One of the men pointed a gun at the door to the office where the clerk was locked inside while the other grabbed cash from the register, he said.

The two men then fled the scene in what was later found to be a stolen vehicle from Anderson County, according to Dixon.

Anderson County deputies said the men then went to the Tiger Point Convenience store on Highway 76 in Pendleton where they are accused of forcing the clerk to give them money at gunpoint.

According to deputies, one of the men showed a gun demanding money while the other went behind the counter and "bear-hugged" the clerk, bringing him to the register to get the cash.

Clemson police and deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office found the suspects in the Tri-County tech area, where Dixon said they were trying to hide the vehicle.

When deputies arrived, one man sped off, leaving the other on the side of the road.

The driver was taken into custody a short time later.

Dixon said Caesar Hunter, 41, and Ron Curry, 32, were being held at the Anderson County Detention Center in connection with the incidents. 

He said Clemson has arrest warrants for them for armed robbery which will be served after they are released on the charges by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

According the sheriff's office, Hunter and Curry were both charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime by the sheriff's office.

Hunter is also charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. 

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