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Cops: Restaurant employee said he was robbed — cameras tell another story

An Alpharetta restaurant worker is in jail after police said he lied about being robbed at gunpoint.

They say he admitted to robbing the restaurant himself. 

Police arrested Larry Wayne Parker after security footage showed he called 911 about an armed robbery that never happened, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

“A guy with a motorcycle helmet on had a gun and he got some money out of the register,” Parker said in the 911 call obtained by Channel 2. 

Parker worked at the Firefly Café & Bar in the 3000 block of Windward Plaza, the news station reported. 

Parker eventually admitted to the crime, but he claimed he stole the money to help the restaurant owner file an insurance claim. Officers, however, do not believe the owner was in on the theft or that he knew about Parker’s motives. 

Parker was booked into the Fulton County jail on false reporting of a crime and theft charges. 

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