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Man sought in Metter robbery
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Metter police are seeking a man suspected in a Thursday evening robbery at Dairy Queen.

Police Chief Mack Seckinger said a black man wearing a hoodie and a red bandana over his face entered the Dairy Queen on Georgia Highway 121 around 6:10 p.m. Thursday and forced the employees to the back. While no one actually saw a gun, the suspect held his hand in his pocket as if he concealed a firearm, Seckinger said.

The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash, made the employees go back to the front of the restaurant and lock the door, then he fled out the back door, he said.

Witnesses gave conflicting reports of the man's escape vehicle. Some said the suspect fled in a small U-Haul truck while others described the vehicle as a van, he said. The suspect is believed to have left via Interstate 16.

No one was injured during the robbery.

"We are in the process of getting video (from the restaurant's security system) enhanced, he said.

Anyone with information about the robbery or suspect may contact Detective Cedric Kirkland at the Metter Police Department at (912) 685-5437.


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