Police link Aiken man to robbery at Waffle House

Travis Lee Brown

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office says it has linked an Aiken man to an armed robbery Tuesday at Waffle House, 105 Frontage Road.

Timothy L. Lakes, 23, of the 100 block of Jack Jones Street in Aiken, will be charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

About 3:30 a.m. Tuesday a man walked into the restaurant. He grabbed a steak knife off a table, jumped over the counter and demanded money from employees. After taking money from the cash register, he dropped the knife as he left the restaurant and sped away in a dark silver automobile.

Mr. Lakes is described as black, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has a teardrop tattoo under his left eye, the sheriff's office said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Aiken County Sheriff's Office at (800) 922-9709 or Crimestoppers of the Midlands at (888) CRIME_SC. Callers may remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of between $50 and $1,000.



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