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Posted: August 10, 2011

'Take-Out' Robbers Target Waffle Houses


By Veronica Waters

Atlanta, GA None —

Police are hunting a pair of serial Waffle House robbers who have hit nearly a dozen restaurants across metro Atlanta.

Sgt. Bill Grogan with Norcross Police tells WSB the men have robbed at least 10 Waffle Houses over the past two weeks, from south of the city to Gwinnett County.   All of the robberies have the same MO.

"Two o'clock, 2:30 in the morning until 5:00, during the slowest times, they'll basically place a to-go order, maybe show a couple dollars or something like that to make payment.  The cash register is opened, the gun comes out, and the employees are told to go away," says Grogan.

He says it's "obvious" the same two armed robbers are behind all the crimes; their disguises are consistent--hat pulled down, sunglasses on.  Some clear surveillance photos were pulled from cameras at the Waffle House located at 5122 Brookhollow Pkwy, Norcross, last month.

What hasn't been caught on video is the susptects' getaway car.  Grogan says it appears that they always park just out of camera range and out of the view of the public.  Police also suspect the men may be using borrowed vehicles because the vehicle sightings that are reported to them vary in make and model.

"If somebody sees two people or one person walking away from a Waffle House and getting into a car parked somewhere away from the Waffle House, that's a clue," says Grogan.

Tipsters are asked to call the Norcross PD tip line at (770) 448-6457. 

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