According to an Aiken County Sheriff’s Office news release, employees said a car parked several times in the front of the business, which was parked near the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 and Belvedere Clearwater Road. The employee also observed a man, identified as James Antonio Frazier, 18, in the back seat with a red shirt wrapped around his face.
The driver, Vanessa Drummings, 20, walked inside. After she left the building, an employee locked the door and then saw Frazier walk from behind the business with the shirt over his face, police said. The couple drove away, but employees got the license plate number.
Aiken Department of Public Safety found the suspects and took them into custody after a traffic stop.
They were charged with attempted armed robbery. Frazier was also charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol by a convicted felon and mask wearing.