About 2 p.m., a black man wearing a dark hooded jacket over his head, a blue bandana covering his mouth and dark glasses entered the Waffle House at 2951 Washington Road, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s incident report.
The suspect showed a silver knife with a black handle and ordered an employee to turn over money from the cash register.
The employee went behind the counter but was unable to open the register, the report said. Three other people inside the restaurant witnessed the attempted robbery.
The suspect left the restaurant and drove away in a 2005 Nissan Altima, headed eastbound on Interstate 20 toward South Carolina. The car was beige or silver, with a South Carolina license plate that was covered.
The armed man was described as 5 feet, 7 inches tall and about 210 pounds.