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Suspect sought in fast food snatch and grab robberies


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Nov. 18, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Suspect sought in fast food snatch and grab robberies

The Newnan Times-Herald

Authorities are continuing their search for a man who is believed to have snatched money from the cash registers of two local restaurants.

Last Tuesday, a man entered the Thomas Crossroads Chick-fil-A and purchased a lemonade with change. When the register was open, the man reportedly reached across the counter and grabbed all the $20 bills from the register and ran from the restaurant, according to Sgt. Ryan Foles with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

Two nights later at a nearby Taco Bell, a man entered the restaurant, purchased a burrito and then reportedly reached across the counter to grab all the $20 bills from the register.

However, the man cut his finger when he reached in the drawer and left behind several drops of blood that will be sent to be tested in order to find a possible DNA match, Foles said.

No weapons were produced, and no one was hurt in either incident. The man left the scene in silver passenger car and headed toward the interstate.

In both robberies, the man was wearing a reddish-orange shirt. Foles encourages the public to watch the surveillance camera footage taken in the Chick-fil-A incident, which can be viewed on the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

Foles is asking anyone who has any information to contact him at the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office at 770-253-1502.

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clay@newnan.com, @ClayNeely