Darien Jermaine Anthony (from left), Johnny Leon Anthony, Myia Lasheay Thompson
Photo: Bibb County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Bibb County Sheriff's Office

3 former employees accused of robbing 8 Waffle House restaurants at gunpoint in Georgia

Three former employees are accused of robbing eight Waffle House restaurants in Georgia, including ones in Conyers, Kennesaw, Lithia Springs, Newnan and Palmetto, authorities said.

The crime spree took place across 23 days in March, the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The other locations that were hit were in Forsyth and Macon.

The first armed robbery was March 6 at the Lithia Springs location, while the last one was March 29 at the Newnan restaurant off Ga. 154, the release said. The sheriff’s office said the thieves robbed the Newnan business while wearing dark clothing and masks.

The Waffle House off Bowman Road near Macon was robbed March 27, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Additional details about the other metro Atlanta robberies were not immediately available.

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Authorities identified the suspects as Darien Jermain Anthony, 25, of Riverdale; Johnny Leon Anthony, 27, of Riverdale; and Myia Lasheay Thompson, 20, of Jonesboro. They all used to work at a Waffle House in Clayton County, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said.

The sheriff’s offices credited the work of the FBI and several local law enforcement agencies with the arrests. Two of the suspects were arrested in Clayton County on May 1, while the other was found on I-475 the same day.


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Posted by Bibb County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, May 2, 2020

They were taken to the Bibb County jail, where they remain without bond, according to online jail records.

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