North Charleston police arrest man accused of robbing restaurant at gunpoint

Kendall Tyus is charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

North Charleston police arrested a man accused of robbing a Dorchester Road restaurant at gunpoint Monday night.

Under the Sea co-owner Hana Lee told police she was sitting behind the counter when she saw a man run into the restaurant with a black pistol at his side about 7:30 p.m.

Lee ran toward the back of the restaurant and yelled “the robbers are coming,” to alert restaurant co-owner Sunny Lee, an incident report states.

The pair ran out the restaurant’s back door, and into the armed man who was also fleeing the scene around the corner of Oak Ridge Plaza.

The man appeared shocked when he ran into the owners, then continued to run through a path toward Napoleon Drive, the report states.

Surveillance video at the restaurant gave officers a detailed description of the man and a K-9 unit tracked him to Bonaparte Drive, the report states.

Officers also located the restaurant’s money drawer, the report states.

Officers arrested Kendall Tyus, 21, of Westview Street in North Charleston and charged him with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Tyus is being held at the Charleston County jail and is awaiting a bond hearing.