Police seek link to Waffle House holdups

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 11:26 AM
Last updated 8:49 PM
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A man who fired shots and left with cash in a Waffle House robbery this morning could be connected to a similar armed robbery in North Augusta Tuesday morning.

 The man in a ski mask entered the Waffle House at 2974 Riverwatch Parkway around 1 a.m., fired a round into the air and told the waitress and cook to get on the floor, according to an incident report.

 He then took the cash drawer and fled.

 On Tuesday around 3 a.m. a man in a hooded sweatshirt entered a Waffle House at 960 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, and also discharged one round and demanded the three employees inside hit the floor before fleeing with the cash.

 Richmond County sheriff’s Capt. Scott Peebles said police suspect the two incidents could be related. Authorities are currently reviewing surveillance videos at the two restaurants


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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 03/23/11 - 12:34 pm
How hard can it possibly be

How hard can it possibly be to give a description of this robber???

bojangles 03/23/11 - 11:44 am
Suspect was last seen

Suspect was last seen escaping in an IHop van....

PhiloPublius 03/23/11 - 01:12 pm
During the Holdup the

During the Holdup the witnesses scattered, but not before the robber smothered the video surveillance, after which he covered his tracks fairly well. On his way out of the establishment, the assailant chunked his gun into a nearby creek. Police are saying that this holdup Topped the list of bizarre crimes this month. They are still processing witnesses' testimonies, however the data coming in thus far has been diced at best.

bclicious 03/23/11 - 11:12 pm
I said it last time this

I said it last time this happened at the Waffle House in North Augusta, and I'll say it again, "Have you ever seen a Waffle House that is not a police hang out?" As a law enforcement officer who works night shift, I can honestly say that waffle house is often one of the only places open at 1 a.m. Therefore, since we have to eat, we often meet there for a meal, or for a short break. As a courtesy, waffle house gladly offers us free coffee and pie. So in theory, Waffle House should be the most secure building in Augusta at 1 a.m.

Come on 1 beat, you guys need to get back on your A-game!

augustarookie 03/24/11 - 12:29 pm
As a former law enforcement

As a former law enforcement officer, I never took any food or drink free. It seems like a small thing but the time may come when an officer has to handle a situation involving the person(s) who have been providing free items for years. Hard to stay impartial. I knew many officers who were the kings of "sack dragging" (what we called it). One of our captains was known as an outstanding officer. Outstanding in front of Denny's! (By the way, my experience was not in Georgia)

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