Man arrested in attempted robbery at Clayton Wendy's
Posted May 8, 2013
Clayton, N.C. — A Middlesex man who tried to rob a Clayton restaurant employee early Wednesday gave up after the employee refused him, police said.
Brian Douglas Robeson, 31, of the 500 block of Barnes Lake Road, is charged with felony attempted common law robbery, communicating threats and resisting a police officer.
Clayton police said a Wendy’s employee called 911 about 1:30 a.m. and reported that a man jumped out from behind a Dumpster at the restaurant on U.S. Highway 70 and tried to rob him. When the employee refused, the man ran away.
Officers found the suspect in the parking lot of a Burger King across the street from Wendy’s. They said Robeson was combative and threatened the officers several times. He was unarmed.
Robeson was held in the Johnston County jail under a $32,000 secured bond.