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Waffle House robberies reach 18

Photo by Sharra Klug

Photo by Sharra Klug

ATLANTA -- Authorities say the number of Waffle House robberies in the past two weeks is now 18.

On Friday, the Waffle House at U.S. 78 and Rockbridge Road near Stone Mountain in Gwinnett County was robbed at gunpoint, according to Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter.

Police say they're hunting a pair of suspects they consider serial robbers who have struck the restaurants in DeKalb, Gwinnett, Henry and Clayton counties along with the cities of Doraville and Norcross, police said.

Reports show the spree of robberies also includes cases in Auburn, Ala. and LaGrange, Ga.

Grogan says the suspects tend to strike between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m., typically the slowest times at the restaurants, when they will place a to-go order. He said that when the cash register is opened, a gun is shown.

Waffle House officials are offering a $2,500 reward for the arrest and conviction of two men with a penchant for robbing the restaurants across metro Atlanta.