Couple robbed at gunpoint at DeKalb Co. drive-thru

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TUCKER, Ga. - A couple says they’re done with drive-thrus after being robbed at gunpoint.

Lisa and Rex Preblick said someone walked up to them when they pulled up to place their order at a Captain D’s on Montreal Road in DeKalb County last Thursday.

“He came in to the window and had it down and he was holding (the gun) right there,” Rex Preblick said, pointing to his chest.

“He said, ‘I need to ask you a question,’ then he just said, ‘Give me your wallet,’” Lisa Preblick said.

Rex Preblick said the drive-thru worker heard them talking and started to ask them for their order.

“While I’m getting robbed, and I said, ‘Just a minute,’” Rex Preblick said. “He was starting to get agitated. He had a gun in my chest so I didn’t really want him agitated.

He said he handed over his wallet, but as the man walked away, Lisa Preblick made a bold request.

“I just said, ‘You can have his wallet. Can he at least have his license back?’” she said.

The man came back to let Rex Preblick remove his ID, but he also put the gun back to his chest.

“I couldn’t quite reach the license, so I pulled on the wallet a little bit, and that was the wrong thing to do. That got him upset and he shoved the gun further in my chest,” Rex Preblick said.

He got his license and the man left. Moments later, the couple said another customer drove up and said the same man tried to approach his car, but he was able to drive off.

The Preblicks said they think surveillance cameras or more lights could help prevent this from happening again.

DeKalb County police brought the couple in to try to identify the gunman from a lineup, but no one has been charged at this time.