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Police: Woman Pretends To Be Manager, Steals Money From Register

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File photo of a Waffle House sign over an old restaurant location. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

File photo of a Waffle House sign over an old restaurant location. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta/AP) — Atlanta police are searching for a woman dressed in a Waffle House uniform who walked into a restaurant pretending to be an area manager — and left with about $100 in cash from the register.

The heist happened shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday at one of the chain’s 24-hour diners on the city’s southeast side.

Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones says the suspect began acting as an area manager and conducted an inspection of the restroom area, then continued her routine as real area managers do.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that she also turned the cash register key and took out about $100.

“When she got to the cash register, she turned the register key and took out about $100 in cash,” Jones told the paper. “This action was not part of the area manager’s routine, according to Jamonte Robinson, the real manager of the Waffle House where the incident took place.

Police say the woman was seen leaving the store in a Mercury Mountaineer SUV with Georgia tags and a male driver behind the wheel.

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