Thursday, January 3, 2013
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CONYERS -- Two men wearing orange bandannas over their faces got away with cash and other items during a New Year's Day heist at a local restaurant.
The two black males, one of whom was armed with a handgun, robbed the Waffle House at 1886 Ga. Highway 20 at about 9:45 p.m. Jan. 1. According to witness statements given to officers with the Conyers Police Department, the two entered the front door of the store with their faces covered. The man with the gun went to the cash register and demanded cash from the cook while the other man went behind the counter and stole a purse belonging to a waitress. The unarmed suspect also stole the cook's cell phone.
One suspect was described as about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, slightly overweight, with an unkempt Afro-style haircut. The second was described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall with a short, curly permed hairstyle.
Witnesses said the two men fled the store and ran behind Mellow Mushroom restaurant. It is believed they left the scene in a dark SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer, headed toward Interstate 20.
There were three employees and two customers in the restaurant at the time of the robbery. No one was injured in the incident.