Customers Thwart Robbery at NC Waffle House

NC Waffle House Suspect

Surveillance photo of the attempted armed robbery suspect (image courtesy Fayetteville Police Department)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP/WTVD) — Don’t mess with the Waffle House in Fayetteville.

That’s the message a would-be robber got when he tried to steal money from the 24-hour restaurant early Saturday morning.

Local media outlets report that police say the man pointed what was described as an AK-47-style rifle at employees and demanded money.

Police say a patron confronted the man, and a struggle began. Several patrons chased the man from the restaurant. The police say in a news release the man was last seen jumping a nearby fence.

The Waffle House manager said Monday that employees aren’t allowed to talk with reporters and referred questions to company headquarters in Norcross, Georgia. Voice and email messages left with a spokeswoman by The Associated Press were not immediately returned.

He is described as a black male, 18 to 25 years old with a light complexion. He’s about 5 feet 9 inches tall with a thin build and dread locks. He was said to be wearing a black and gray hoodie with possibly a red hoodie underneath. He also had on gray pants and a yellow bandana over his face.

Anyone with information regarding this attempted robbery is asked to contact Detective R. Deshields with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 580-3016 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

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