WARNER ROBINS -- Victims in two different robberies on Watson Boulevard that occurred about 4.5 miles and nine hours apart gave similar descriptions of the suspect.
However, whether the suspect in each robbery is the same person remains under investigation, Tabitha Pugh, public information officer for Warner Robins police, said Friday afternoon.
An employee of the Dollar General at 2451 Watson Blvd. was robbed at 8:05 a.m. Friday as she was opening the store, Pugh said. The suspect was described as white and 6 feet tall with a heavy build.
The previous night the Waffle House at 12021 Watson Blvd. was robbed at about 11 p.m. when a man approached the counter and handed the cashier a note demanding money, Pugh said. The suspect in the Thursday robbery also was described as white, about 6 feet tall and heavy in build.
No one was hurt in either robberies, Pugh said.
In the Dollar General robbery, the man told the employee he had a gun, robbed her and ran off with an undisclosed amount of money, Pugh said.
In the Waffle House robbery, the man covered his face with some sort of cloth and showed a pistol, Pugh said. He left in a silver vehicle with an undisclosed amount of money. There were no customers in the restaurant when the robbery happened, Pugh said.
Detectives pulled surveillance videos from both crime scenes, Pugh said.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call police at (478) 929-6911. Tips also may be submitted by texting to CRIMES (274637) and including the keyword WRPD in the body of the text.
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