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Police: Man attempts to rob Fayetteville Waffle House with assault rifle

Posted April 3

A man tried to rob a Waffle House at 650 S. Reilly Road in Fayetteville on April 2, 2016.
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— Fayetteville police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a Waffle House with a rifle early Saturday morning.

Police said that officers responded to a Waffle House at 650 S. Reilly Road at 5:20 a.m. Saturday in response to an attempted armed robbery.

Investigators said that a man entered the restaurant and demanded money while pointing an AK-47 style rifle at employees.

Authorities said the man was confronted by a patron and a struggle ensued before the man fled on foot, being chased by several patrons of the restaurant. The man was last seen jumping a fence in the area of Highland Rentals in the 600 block of S. Reilly Road.

Police said the man is described as black, with a light complexion, a thin build, and dreadlocks. The suspect, who was about five feet, ten inches tall, is believed to be between the ages of 18 and 25 and was last seen wearing a black and gray hoodie with a red hoodie underneath, gray pants and a yellow bandana over his face.

Anybody with information is asked to call Fayetteville police at 910-580-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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  • Mike Anderson Apr 4, 1:45 p.m.
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    Somebody needs to learn that an assault rifle is an automatic weapon (machine Gun). An AR15 or AK47 in private hands is the same as a dear rifle with plastic/metal parts instead of wood.