Robber Leaves Empty Handed when Employees Refuse to Give Up Money

Tommy Murphy
Staff Writer

LaGrange Police are investigating a robbery that was reported Saturday night at a local fast food joint, where the robber left empty handed when employees refused to give him any cash.

Late Saturday night about 11:34 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the Burger King restaurant on Roanoke Road in reference to a hold up alarm from the business.

While en route, the robbery was confirmed via a call to Troup 911, advising the suspect had fled the location.

Officers spoke to management, who advised that an armed male had entered the business with a gun and demanded money. The unknown male then fled the location after employees confronted him and refused to give him any money.

The suspect was described as a black male, standing 5 foot 8 inches to 6 foot tall, weighing an estimated 140 to 180 pounds.

The male was last seen wearing khaki pants, a black sweatshirt, and one red shoe and one blue shoe.

Witnesses say the suspect’s face was partially covered with a black cloth, possibly a shirt.

The suspect brandished what appeared to be a silver revolver.

This incident is still under investigation by the LaGrange Police Department Criminal Investigations Section. If anyone has any further information on this incident, please contact the LaGrange Department at 706-833-2603. Anonymous tips can be submitted to the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706812-1000. Tips can also be submitted through the La-Grange Police Department’s Facebook page.

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