Multiple Lynchburg-area Waffle Houses robbed, police release suspect images

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer, Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Police have release multiple images of the two men they say are responsible for three robberies at three different Waffle Houses early Monday morning.

Police provided two images of the man wearing a gray hoodie and one of the man in a black hoodie.

Anyone with information about incidents is asked to Investigator Arney with Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-4800, Investigator Colbert with Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at 434-332-9708, Detective Dubie with the Lynchburg Police Department at 434-455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. July 8

Authorities are searching for suspects after three Lynchburg-area Waffle House restaurants were robbed within minutes of each other early Monday morning. 

Officers say they responded to a call of a robbery at a Waffle House at 2137 Wards Road around 2:19 a.m., according to the Lynchburg Police Department.  

Witnesses told officers that two men came into the business and demanded money, with one of them showing a handgun. The two men then reportedly left with an unknown amount of cash. 

The first suspect is described as wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a camouflage mask, black pants and gray shoes. 

The second suspect is described as wearing a black Nike hooded sweatshirt with a white swoosh logo on the front, a black mask, black pants and gray shoes. 

The Lynchburg Police Department is working with the Campbell County Sheriff's Office and the Bedford County Sheriff's Office on similar incidents. 

Bedford County dispatch says a robbery was reported at the Waffle House on Route 221 in Forest at 1:18 a.m. 

Campbell County dispatch says the Waffle House on Timberlake Road in Lynchburg reported a robbery at 1:30 a.m. 


ORIGINAL STORY

Two Lynchburg-area Waffle House restaurants were robbed within minutes of each other early Monday morning.

Bedford County dispatch says a robbery was reported at the Waffle House on Route 221 in Forest at 1:18 a.m. 

Campbell County dispatch says the Waffle House on Timberlake Road in Lynchburg reported a robbery at 1:30 a.m. 

It is not known whether the two robberies are linked. Both crimes are currently under investigation.

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