The Aiken Department of Public Safety is searching for a suspect in the armed robbery of a restaurant.

Detective Jeremy Hembree says John Upson and another man approached an employee who was taking out the trash at Captain D's on November 27th.

Hembree says a gun was put to the worker's head and another employee was ordered to open a safe.

The employees were then placed into a freezer and the two suspects fled.

Hembree says an arrest warrant has been issued for Upson on charges of robbery while armed with a deadly weapon.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.