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Arrests Made in Waffle House Robberies

Arrested in Alabama, the two men from Ellenwood, GA, are suspected of robbing 18 Waffle House restaurants.

Two suspects in a rash of robberies of Waffle House restaurants in metro Atlanta, including several in Gwinnett County, were arrested Saturday by police in Calera, AL, after apparently robbing another Waffle House there, according to articles in the Gwinnett Daily Post and 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.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also reported that Cobb County police announced Saturday the arrest of two suspects in a string of robberies that included a Burger King and a Zaxby’s restaurant. The suspects were identified as Rodney B. Lofton, 21, of Marietta and Deontae Conway, 18, of Dallas. They were being held without bond in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

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