Three customers were robbed at gunpoint at a Buckhead Waffle House early Monday morning. No injuries were reported in the armed robbery, which happened just after 6:30 a.m. inside the 24-hour diner at the intersection of Piedmont and Pharr roads.
And police hours later were still searching for the two suspects who stole nearly $40,000 in jewelry and iPhones.
The three victims, who had been to the Room Service Lounge, arrived at the Waffle House and sat in a booth at the back of the restaurant by the restrooms, according to Atlanta police.
About five minutes later, the two suspects entered and sat down at the counter facing the cooks.
Seven minutes later, the suspects got up and went to the booth where the three friends were sitting, police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones said. One sat down next to one of the men while the other stood at the end of the table, Officer Jones said.
The seated suspect produced a black semi-automatic handgun, pressed it against the victim’s ribs and stated, "‘Don’t move or say anything. I’ll shoot you right here,’ and "'give me your watch and gold chain, '" Officer Jones said.
The suspects took a $6,000 gold chain and medallion and a diamond-covered Rolex watch valued at $20,000 from Mr. Vincent Lamar “Cash Out” Robinson, a Rolex Submariner watch valued at $12,000 and a $500 iPhone from Mr. Raheem Jefferson and an iPhone 5 valued at $500 from Mr. Derrick Johnson.
The suspects then left the restaurant.
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