LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – One day after a local Waffle House restaurant was robbed twice in one day, three more in Central Arkansas have been held up and four suspects are under arrest.
The Maumelle Police Department says the Waffle House on Hwy. 365 North was robbed shortly after 9 p.m. Monday and that the suspect left with the cash register drawer.
The suspect was described as a tall black male who was wearing a ski mask and a shirt with an Adidas logo on the front. He was armed with a handgun.
Witnesses told police he ran from the business in the direction of some nearby motels. Police searched the area but did not find the suspect.
Several hours later, at around 3 a.m. Tuesday, Maumelle Police say the Searcy Police Department notified them of the pursuit of a vehicle with four suspects inside after a Waffle House robbery there. The heist happened around 1:30 a.m. on E. Race Street and after a vehicle pursuit involving officers from the Searcy Police Department, White County Sheriff’s Office, and Austin Police Department, the vehicle was disabled and the suspects arrested. Police say two guns and two cash registers were recovered from the vehicle.
The suspects were taken to the White County Jail and were being held on $100,000 bond. They are identified as Keylan Comic, 18; Deshaun Morton, 18; Chandler Bragg, 19, all of Little Rock; and Terrence Robinson, 19, of North Little Rock. All are charged with Aggravated Robbery and Robinson is also charged with Fleeing.
The MPD says Morton matched the description of the Maumelle Waffle House robbery suspect.
The first two Waffle House robberies were reported on Sunday at the Bankhead Drive location near the airport. Little Rock Police say the suspects took the cash register in both of those holdups that happened about 18 hours apart.
It’s not yet known if any of the other suspects arrested in Searcy have been connected to the earlier Waffle House robberies.