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Anderson County deputies and city police officers are investigating two separate robberies that occurred Monday night within less than an hour of each other, and sent one victim to the hospital. Anderson County deputies and city police officers are investigating two separate robberies that occurred Monday night within less than an hour of each other, and sent one victim to the hospital.

Anderson County deputies and city police officers are investigating two separate robberies that occurred Monday night within less than an hour of each other, and sent one victim to the hospital with a potential gunshot wound.

According to deputies, the first robbery happened at the Arby's at 1432 Pearman Dairy Road in Anderson County.  An incident report says that deputies received a call from two employees of the fast food restaurant at 9:20 pm, stating that an unknown male had attempted to rob the business.  The female employee told deputies a black male entered the store, showed a gun, and forced her and her co-worker to the back of the store.  The report says during the course of the robbery, another employee attempted to flee and a short time later, the female employee heard "what she thought was a gunshot."  The employees then ran across the street to another business for help, and one worker was transported to AnMed with a potential gunshot wound to the leg.

The second robbery happened at 9:45 pm at the Subway on Greenville Street in the city of Anderson.  According to police, a man walked into the restaurant and ordered a sandwich.  Employees reported another man walked into the store a short time later, stood by the door, and "started acting strangely."  Employees say the two men talked, then the first man came to the counter and told workers to hand over all their money or he would "shoot them".  Officers say the man actually tried to take the restaurant's cash register, but left with nothing.

The second alleged suspect was left behind at the restaurant, and police detained him for questioning.  He was later released, and not charged.

Anderson Police say they are working with the county to see if the two robberies are connected.

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