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Fast food cook resists armed robber's demands


Burglaries, robberies, and other break-ins have become all too common in south Georgia.

But surveillance video shows one man who was ready to defend his restaurant.

"The employee refused to give the money to the suspect, then picked up a knife, approached the suspect, and a tussle started between the two. The suspect turned and ran from the business," said Lt. Eric Hampton.

Investigators say just before 9 last night, 61-year old Jackie Spencer was cleaning one of the cookers at the Chicken Delite in Thomasville when a masked man walked in with a gun and demanded cash.

Investigators say the gunman walked along the sidewalk into a back alley and entered through the back door.

Investigators say Spencer chased the gunman out of the business, but then lost sight of him.

"Our K9 was doing a tracking and the tracking was not getting very far so therefore we think he might have gotten into a vehicle," said Hampton.

While the gunman did not walk away with any cash, investigators do not condone Spencer's actions.

"We don't recommend people fight back when someone comes in armed with a gun demanding money. We recommend they cooperate with the suspect because they are armed. We don't want to see anybody get hurt trying to keep from giving a suspect some money," said Hampton.

Investigators say employees at an adjacent convenience store may have seen the face of the man they are looking for.

"They did state a male was acting suspicious just prior to the incident however we do not know if that was the same male or not, but they did see a person who was acting suspicious," said Hampton.

Investigators describe the robber as a black man who was wearing a dark blue hoodie, blue jeans, and a ski mask or scarf over his face. 

If you know anything about the robbery, call Thomasville Crime Stoppers at 227-3305.


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