More armed robberies in south Cobb
by Geoff Folsom
February 14, 2013 12:53 PM | 5754 views | 5 5 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cobb Police are investigating two new armed robberies. Authorities also say two Waffle House restaurants in Austell have been hit in less than a week.

No injuries were reported in either incident.

The first robbery Wednesday was at 7:02 p.m. at the Metro PCS cellular store at 5345 Floyd Road in Mableton, Officer Mike Bowman said in a news release.

A black man, around 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds and armed with a revolver, walked into the store and demanded money. After he was given an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled toward Fontaine Road. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans with his face covered with a knitted cap with eyeholes cut out.

The second robbery was reported at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Waffle House at 7350 Six Flags Drive in Austell. Police said two black men, one carrying a rifle, came in through a back door.

They received an undisclosed amount of money and left in an unknown direction.

The first suspect is described as 5 feet, 11 inches tall, thin with light skin. He was last seen wearing black pants and a black hooded sweatshirt.

The other suspect is also listed at 5 feet, 11 inches tall and thin, and police said he was between 20 and 25 years old with dark skin. He was last seen clean shaven, wearing black pants and a black hoodie.

Bowman said there was no indication that the incident is related to a robbery reported the afternoon of Feb. 8, in which two suspects, one armed with a black semiautomatic handgun, robbed the Waffle House at 3635 Austell Road south of Marietta.

Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call (770) 499-3945.
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JR in Mableton
February 15, 2013
Time to take take back our community. Mableton is a great location. We need to get more aggressive about improving education, fighting crime, and attracting business. It wasn't that long ago that people were saying the same things about Grant Park.
February 15, 2013
....this is what happens when noones looking out for the people.

I have heard NO news of jobs coming to south Cobb.

I have seen no evidence of anyone even trying to compete w/ Gwinnett. They are definitely doing whatever is necessary to bring quality manufacturing & high tech jobs throughout Gwinnett. Groundbreakings a regular event.

Crime coincides w/ economic downturn, as more people become desperate.

This is what we are expeiencing and it can be blamed on unqualified elected officials running Cobb.

Thanks for nothing, Tim & Max!!
February 15, 2013
@MK-bingo, while I agree with you "in part" that the county isn't doing more to attract higher quality employers, the bigger issue is the lack of a "quality work force". The South Cobb area is blighted and the only real way to change that is wholesale demolition of older properties, be they residential or commercial and to do that requires money and intestinal fortitude....
waflfle house
February 16, 2013
WEll, you know waffle house has a contract with the parole board and probation to employ convicts... Not anywhere I would eat. yea i was shocked when i found this out too. Not all employees but I would say most are on probation or parole.

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