Police were busy Saturday responding to three armed robberies that happened hours apart at a restaurant, a jewelry store and a bank.
In each case, the suspects got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, but no one was injured, and police have not said if the robberies are connected, though one of them was committed by a lone woman.
The first robbery happened at 2:28 a.m. at the Waffle House at 3635 Austell Road in Marietta, according to Cobb County police.
Investigators said two black men in their early to mid-20s and wearing blue bandannas to cover their faces, entered the restaurant and ordered the cashier to open the cash register. The men, both 5 feet, 9 inches tall, then fled with its content.
They also took a small safe that was below the register, police spokesman Officer Mike Bowman said.
The second robbery happened at 10:50 a.m. at Diamonds R Forever at 4200 Wade Green Road in Kennesaw, police said.
Three black men in their late teens to early 20s entered the store with guns drawn and pointed at employees.
“Two of the perpetrators then proceeded to smash several of the display cases and stole assorted jewelry as the other one opened the cash register and stole an undisclosed amount of cash,” Officer Bowman said.
The three suspects, who were between 5 feet 3 and 5 feet 8 and were wearing hats and long-sleeved, button-down shirts, then escaped in an unknown type of vehicle, Officer Bowman said.
The third robbery happened at 12:14 p.m. at the Best Bank inside Kroger at 4875 Floyd Road in Mableton, police said.
A black woman wearing a green pullover hooded jacket and dark coat approached the tellers, produced a demand note and made verbal demands for the money as she indicated that she was armed with a handgun, Officer Bowman said.
After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash the woman who is 165 to 200 pounds and in her mid-20s, fled in an unknown direction, Officer Bowman said.
Anyone with any information about the incidents is asked to call (770) 499-3945.
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