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Police: Employee Helped Armed Men Rob Athens Fast-Food Restaurant

The Popeye's on Prince Avenue was robbed Thursday night after closing time.

Athens, Ga., police news
Athens, Ga., police news

An employee at a Popeye’s restaurant in Athens has been arrested and charged after police say he helped two men rob the store after closing time late Thursday night.

Athens-Clarke County Police said in a news release that Christopher Andrew Brown, 27, was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Police accuse Brown of letting two men into the Prince Avenue store after the dining area was closed. The men waited in a bathroom until all the customers had left, then allegedly entered an office where the manager was counting money. They robbed the manager at gunpoint, stealing an undisclosed amount of money, then left in a car parked at a business next door.

The investigation revealed Brown’s role in the crime, police said.

Also arrested was Gerald Kendrick Baughns, 19, who has been charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault. Police are still looking for the third suspect.

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