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Deputies make arrest in attempted armed robbery at Greenville Co. nail salon

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Willie Hunter Jr. (GCSO) Willie Hunter Jr. (GCSO)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office said a man has been arrested and charged after an armed robbery attempt at a nail salon on Tuesday.

Deputies said the robbery was reported at Hollywood Nails in the 2100 block of Poinsett Highway around 1:22 p.m.

According to deputies, a male suspect entered the salon with a handgun. Before they arrived, the suspect had already fled on foot.

A detailed description of the suspect was provided to deputies and a perimeter was quickly established. Sheriff's Office K-9s were called in to track the suspect, who was taken into custody on East Terry Road.

A weapon was recovered.

No one was injured.

On Wednesday, deputies identified the suspect as 18-year-old Willie Earl Hunter Jr. He was charged with attempted armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

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