Fast-food robbery crew arrested after wild chase on interstate, police say

ATLANTA — While most of you were sleeping early Friday, a crime spree and high-speed chase ended with two men running across a busy interstate.

It started when police said the men pulled a gun on a worker at a Krystal’s drive-thru in Buckhead late Thursday night.

"A Ford Mustang pulled up to the drive-thru and pointed a firearm and grabbed the cash drawer,” said Atlanta police Capt. William Ricker.

Officers later spotted the suspects' car and the men led the officers on a chase down Interstate 85 to 10th Street in midtown Atlanta, where the Georgia State Patrol performed a PIT maneuver.


The two suspects then ran across the interstate, but they were eventually arrested.

Police said they had been looking for the suspects and the Ford Mustang since Sunday, after they pulled off a string of robberies.

“One of the males was already wanted in four previous armed robberies across the city,” Ricker said.

The other armed robberies, all earlier this month, included a Burger King, a Checkers, two other restaurants and a Chevron gas station.

Police say they found two guns and three cash registers in the car.

Both men were in jail Friday morning facing several charges.