Sunday, August 14, 2011

Two Arrested in Alabama for Waffle House Robberies

Two suspects in a rash of robberies of Waffle House restaurants in metro Atlanta were arrested Saturday by police in Calera, AL, after apparently trying to rob another Waffle House there, according to articles in the Gwinnett Daily Postand Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The arrests occurred after police responded to a Waffle House robbery at 4:15 a.m. in Calera, located south of Birmingham and just west of I-65, according to the newspaper accounts. One of the two suspects was caught after a short foot pursuit, police said. No injuries were reported.

The two men were identified as Edwin Mitchell, 21, and DeAngelo Heard, 19, both of Ellenwood, GA, police said. They were being held in the Shelby County Jail in Alabama.

Norcross Police Department spokesman Sgt. Bill Grogan confirmed they are the same two male suspects wanted in the metro-Atlanta Waffle House robberies. Sgt. Grogan said 18 Waffle House robberies since July 27 were probably committed by the same suspects, according to the articles. The robberies have occurred in six metro Atlanta counties, La Grange, GA., and Auburn, AL, he said.

The latest robbery occurred Friday morning in unincorporated Stone Mountain.