Customers chase armed suspect out of North Carolina Waffle House

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A surveillance photo provided by police of the attempted armed robbery suspect who allegedly tried to rob the Waffle House at 650 S. Reilly Road in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A man tried robbing a North Carolina Waffle House at gunpoint but was chased out by customers, according to police.

Police said they were called to a Waffle House restaurant in Fayetteville shortly before 5:30 a.m. Saturday in reference to an attempted armed robbery.

A man entered the business and pointed an “AK-47 style rifle” at employees demanding money, according to police.

Police said a customer confronted the suspect and a struggle ensued. The suspect allegedly ended up running out of the restaurant, being chased by several customers and was last seen jumping a fence.

Police are still looking for the suspect, described as a black male, 18 to 25 years old, with a light complexion, 5’9” to 5’11”, a thin build and dread locks.

The suspect was said to be wearing a black and gray hooded sweatshirt, with possibly a red hoodie underneath, gray pants and a yellow bandana over his face.