LANCASTER, S.C. -- Authorities in Lancaster have made an arrest in an overnight armed robbery at an Applebee s restaurant.

Officers say the manager was closing up just before 2 a.m. at the restaurant on Highway 9 West.

A masked gunman, forced the man into the restaurant s rear office and demanded money.

An arrest warrant was secured for Brian Oneal Ealey, 42, of Lancaster. Authorities say they don't believe Ealey was the masked gunman, but believe he worked with others in an effort to commit the crime.

It s unclear how much money was taken, but no was injured during the robbery.

The investigation continues, and more arrests are expected.

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