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Two Fayetteville Waffle House locations robbed in two days


Fayetteville Police are investigating a second Waffle House armed robbery in two days, and they are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspects.

According to reports, a Monday 12;17 a.m. armed robbery took place at the Waffle House at 700 North Glynn Street (Hwy. 85) just south of the Hwy. 314 intersection. Tuesday morning, the Waffle House located on Hwy. 54 near the Gingercake Road intersection was hit in roughly the same manner around 1:05.

Police say the incidents may be connected.

“We’re investigating the possibility,” Public Information Officer Lt. Mike Whitlow said. “There have been several in Coweta County recently as well.”

Whitlow said the suspect in Monday morning’s armed robbery is a black male who was wearing black pants, a black shirt and a black skull mask. He is said to have held out a silver semi-automatic handgun and demanded that an employee give him money from the cash register. He said the suspect took the money and put it in his pockets as he left the building.

The Tuesday morning suspect is said to also be a black male also wearing a mask, but this time the suspect was wearing a red hoodie. He, too, brandished a handgun before he demanded and took money from the cash register, then he left on foot. Police say they are not yet sure if it was the same gun as was used in the Monday morning incident across town.

“We’re pretty sure he had a car close by,” Whitlow said. He noted that in the other cases in Fayette and Coweta, the suspects put the cash in their pockets. The Tuesday morning armed robbery, he said, was different in that the suspect carried a plastic bag with him.

Whitlow said as of Tuesday late morning that investigators did not yet have video footage in hand of either of the Fayetteville armed robberies.

Anyone with information about the incident may call Fayetteville Police at 770-461-4441 or through the 911 Communications Center non-emergency line: 770-461-HELP (4357).

By Danny Harrison

Danny Harrison, a 1992 Fayette High School graduate, began his journalism career with Fayette County News in 1995. After taking several leaves of absence to pursue journalism and Christian ministry opportunities, including a few out of state and overseas, he returned full-time to Fayette County News in August 2014. Harrison earned a bachelor's degree in pastoral ministry in 2009 while serving as a missionary journalist in England and Western Europe.