Wendy's Restaurant Robbed

Chatham County police are searching for a suspect or suspects in connection with an overnight armed robbery. Police say this crime is very similar to other recent robberies in the city and county.

About 12:30am last night, the manager of the Wendy's restaurant at Johnny Mercer and Highway 80 tells police a masked man with a gun surprised him after the store had closed. The suspect held the gun against the manager's head and demanded the day's receipts. After getting money, the suspect ran out the back door and was seen getting into a vehicle that looked like a maroon Taurus.

Police found a $5 bill dropped by the suspect as he apparently ran toward the get away car. He is described as being about five feet eight inches tall and wearing black pants and shirt, along with a black spandex mask. Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 234-2020. A reward is offered.

Reported by: Steven Shoob, sshoob@wtoc.com