Two men sought in Suwanee Waffle House robbery

SUWANEE - Police searched Tuesday for two men who robbed a Waffle House in Suwanee - and attacked an employee in the process.

Witnesses said two black men wearing masks held up a Waffle House restaurant at 345 Sawmill Drive about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. One man was armed with a tan-colored pistol, according to a police report.

Witnesses said the suspects entered the restaurant quickly, yelling directives, and then one suspect punched a male employee on the top of his head, knocking him to the ground.

The robbers lifted an entire cash register off a service counter and fled the eatery on foot, in the direction of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.

Both suspects were described as about 5 feet, 8 inches tall. One man wore a red jacket with a white stripe, the other a dark-colored jacket, witnesses said. They reportedly made off with $275 in cash and coins.

The Waffle House employee who was struck was treated on the scene for minor injuries.

Suwanee police spokesman Capt. Clyde Byers said a detective returned to the scene Tuesday to collect further evidence, including surveillance video.

"Unfortunately, we have not come up with anything further, yet," Byers said.

Waffle House management was not available for comment Tuesday.