NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - For the third time in as many weeks, a west bank Waffle House has been robbed at gunpoint. The latest happened Sunday around 4 a.m. at the restaurant in the 2600 block of General DeGaulle Drive in Algiers.
According to the NOPD, an unknown black man entered the Waffle house and approached the cash register. He pulled out a handgun and demanded the employee give up the money. The cashier handed over the cash, and the gunman ran out of the restaurant. He's believed to be driving a two-door, older model black Chevrolet pickup truck.
The suspect is described as being 5'5" tall with a dark complexion, slim build and weighing 140-160 pounds.
Less than two weeks ago, on Aug. 9, the same Waffle House was held up by a gunman who also ordered the cashier to turn over money from the register. That robber was described as being in his early 30s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, and with a thin build, according to the NOPD.
Four days earlier, another Waffle House in Terrytown, just a few miles from the Algiers location, was also robbed.
Late Monday afternoon, the NOPD notified FOX 8 News that investigators do believe that the robberies are connected. A spokeswoman, however, said this is an open and active investigation so they are not releasing any additional details at this time.
Police are looking for the public's help in solving all three cases. If captured, the robber or robbers could face jail time from 10-99 years.
Anyone with information are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest.