Man wanted for robbing Waffle House in Macon, hit employee in the head

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MACON, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – Bibb County deputies are looking for a man they say robbed a Waffle House at gunpoint and hit an employee in the head.

According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, the robbery happened at the Waffle House at 4094 Pio Nono Avenue in Macon just after 1:30 Wednesday morning. Deputies say a man entered the restaurant with a handgun and demanded money from one of the employees. He then hit one of the employees in the head with his gun while he demanded from the other two employees. After getting some cash, he ran.

Deputies say the Waffle House employee who was hit in the head was taken to the hospital. The man deputies are looking for wore a dark colored hoodie and had a blue bandanna covering his face.

The robbery is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478)751 -7500, or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.