Police: 2 suspects who robbed 2 Waffle Houses in jail

Men accused of robbing two Gwinnett County Waffle Houses at gunpoint are in jail, police said.

Norcross Police said Robbin J. Haynes and Otis Lee Barnes allegedly went into the Waffle House on 5565 Buford Highway around 10:45 p.m., Sunday and robbed the employees there.

"One man had a semiautomatic handgun and demanded money from employees," Norcross Police spokesman Lt. Bill Brogan said in an emailed statement. "The second man used bolt cutters to break into the manager's office and steal cash from the safe."

Police said about $1,200 was stolen from the safe, cash register and employee's tips.

Monday morning around 7 a.m., Grogan said Haynes, 19, and Barnes, 21, used the same methods to rob a Waffle House at Club Drive and Pleasant Hill in unincorporated Gwinnett County.

Video surveillance captured the suspect's vehicle and Gwinnett County Police began looking for the vehicle, police said.

Gwinnett County Police officers on Tuesday morning saw a vehicle with no license tag that fit the description from the two robberies on Singleton Road, Grogan said.

Barnes and Haynes were inside, authorities said.

Officers who stopped the car found bolt cutters and a gun matching the description that witnesses from the robberies gave, police said.

"Barnes and Haynes admitted to their involvement in both armed robberies," Grogan said.

Both are being held in the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

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