A teenager was arrested Saturday afternoon after being accused of an armed robbery at an IHOP within two miles of the University of Georgia’s campus.
Jordan Lamar Hill, 18, of Athens, faces six felonies after the robbery at the restaurant off Baxter Street, which is about a mile and a half away from the high-rise freshman dormitories.
Just before 12:20 p.m., officers responded to the restaurant’s parking lot, where a person was robbed at gunpoint, according to an Athens police news release. The victim said the robber drove away in a white Ford Fusion.
Soon after, police spotted a vehicle matching that description, leading to a traffic stop. During the stop, an officer said he smelled marijuana coming from the car.
Police said they found evidence linking Hill, the driver, to the armed robbery. In addition, a felony amount of marijuana was found in the vehicle, according to the release.
Hill was arrested on counts of armed robbery, aggravated assault, theft by receiving a stolen handgun, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, jail records show.
He remains in the Clarke County jail without bond. AJC.com has reached out to the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office to request Hill’s mug shot.
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