Burger King bandits wrangled by police

LILBURN -- Two armed robbers slipped in the back door of a Lilburn Burger King early Thursday and made off with wallets belonging to employees and the breakfast crowd.

But they didn't get far, police said.

A Lilburn officer less than a block away from the 4734 U.S. Highway 29 business spotted the fleeing suspects and called for back-up. Police gave chase through an adjoining parking lot and apprehended the men, a pair of 21-year-olds from Decatur, just before 6:30 a.m., police said.

Officers secured a handgun used in the robbery and arrested both men on multiple felony charges, said Lilburn police spokesman Sgt. Stephen Weed.

Police identified the suspects as Daniel Barnes and Adam Henderson.

Both are charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. They remain without bond at the Gwinnett County Jail.

Weed said the robbery could be linked to others in metro Atlanta in recent weeks. The investigation continues.

Police urge anyone with information pertaining to the case, or who witnessed the Thursday robbery, to call Lilburn police's criminal investigation division at 770-921-2211.