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Barberitos worker killed, another hurt during armed robbery

Barberitos homicide scene cordoned off

Warner Robins Police roped off the parking lot of Barberitos at 3123 Watson Boulevard after a worker was killed and another injured in an armed robbery Sunday, January 21, 2018. The unidentified gunman ran from the rear of the restaurant and escaped.
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Warner Robins Police roped off the parking lot of Barberitos at 3123 Watson Boulevard after a worker was killed and another injured in an armed robbery Sunday, January 21, 2018. The unidentified gunman ran from the rear of the restaurant and escaped.

A Warner Robins restaurant worker is dead and another hurt after an armed robbery Sunday night.

Just after 9:30 p.m., Warner Robins police were called to Barberitos at 3123 Watson Boulevard after shots were fired.

They found one fatally injured worker dead on the scene and another who suffered an injury during the holdup.

The injured worker was taken to Medical Center, Navicent Health, in Macon to be treated as crime scene investigators were summoned to process evidence at the restaurant.

Police also called in a K-9 unit to try to track the gunman, but could not find him.

The shooter is described as a black man, 6 feet tall, who was wearing dark clothes and had his face covered as he ran away from the back of the restaurant.

He was headed south.

Police officers guarded the restaurant overnight and crime scene tape cordoned off the parking lot.

In the chaos of the shooting, patrons left behind drinks at the bar including one that had barely been touched with a lime still perched on the glass early Monday morning.

Detectives have been interviewing witnesses overnight, including other Barberitos employees and customers who were not hurt in the robbery.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to contact Detective Jeff Herb at 478-302-5380 or phone anonymous tips to Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

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