Police: Thieves use fake AR-15 rifle to rob Atlanta restaurant

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Atlanta Police are searching for two robbers who, they say, used a fake AR-15 rifle to hold up a Burger King in southwest Atlanta.

Officers responded to the Greenbriar Parkway location around 12:28 a.m. on July 30 for report of a commercial robbery.

Upon arrival, police say an employee told officers that she had begun cleaning up after servicing her final drive-thru customer when a white SUV pulled up to the closed drive-thru window. That’s when a dark-skinned black male emerged from the rear driver’s side window and pointed an apparent weapon at the employee, police said.

The employee screamed and ran into the kitchen as the suspects opened the drive-thru window and stole the tray from the cash register. 

Officers later found a broken, black, plastic replica AR-15 rifle on the drive-thru window sill, police said.

The suspect driving the vehicle is described as a medium-to-dark-skinned black male with a low haircut, who was wearing a gray shirt.

The other suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male, who was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt. The hood was draped over the suspect’s head and the drawstrings were pulled tight to hide most of his face, police said.

Surveillance video showed the suspects sitting in their truck, possibly an early to mid-2000's Toyota Rav4 or Highlander, behind the last paying customer’s vehicle for 15 minutes before the robbery, according to police.