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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Police have another robbery to investigate after an early morning hold-up in East Albany.
The man went inside a restaurant with a gun and made off with hundreds of dollars.
This latest incident comes after a rash of robberies last weekend.
Regular customers at the Hot Dog King on Cordele Road were shocked to hear their neighborhood restaurant was robbed.
"No I can't believe it. I mean, it's Hot Dog King. We love Hot Dog king," said Kenyetta Wade, Customer.
Shortly after dawn this morning, a black male wearing a black ball cap, red ski-mask, black t-shirt, and slacks entered the store with a gun.
One of the two workers inside told WALB on Saturday afternoon they were open for breakfast, when the man walked in with the gun they knew exactly what he wanted.
"The victim there told police that a black male entered the store through the front door and also pointed a gun at him and ended up robbing the place," said Phyllis Banks-Whitley, Albany Police Media Manager.
The assailant got both employees into the office, and nabbed $450 in cash and rolled change. He told them not to leave the office until he was gone.
"It's sad because every I get my little break from work I come up here and spend my 30 minutes or whatever and go on back to work," said Wade.
He was inside for about two to three minutes, and responding officers did spot him as he made his getaway but he ran into the woods.
"Somehow he did slip away and there was a look out put out on the subject and right now they have not located him so there has not been an arrest made," said Banks-Whitley.
Now authorities need the public's help to catch the man who committed the crime.
"What we would ask is that if anyone saw anything and have some information that they can provide to police that they not hesitate to call crime stoppers, in the last week crime stoppers has been a huge help to us," said Banks-Whitley.
If you have any information about this crime that could aid police, call crime stoppers at (229)436-TIPS