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Armed man robs Greenwood restaurant

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A man with a handgun robbed the Denny’s restaurant near Interstate 65 in Greenwood Tuesday morning, according to police.

Police are asking for any information that could help them find and arrest a man who displayed a silver handgun and left with cash.

The robbery happened at about 4:27 a.m. at the Denny’s restaurant, 1253 South Park Drive near the Main Street exit on I-65, according to a news release from the Greenwood Police Department.

Employees told police they saw a blue car, possibly a Ford Taurus, pull into the parking lot, Greenwood Police Department Sgt. Doug Roller said.

A skinny man came into the restaurant. Employees described him as being about 5-foot-4 and having a sunken face and facial hair. Employees also said he was very calm during the robbery, the release said.

The man asked for change for a $5 bill so he could buy some coffee. When the employee opened the cash register, the man demanded money and opened his jacket to reveal a silver handgun stuck in the waistband of his pants. The man then told the employee to turn around and keep walking.

Police are not saying how much money the man got but that it wasn’t much money, Roller said.

“When you’re doing an armed robbery, it’s usually high-risk and low-yield,” he said.”This was low-yield.”

Police arrived shortly after an employee walked into the kitchen and called 911. They searched the area but didn’t find the man.

No arrests have been made.

Police ask anyone with any information about the robbery to call 881-2518.

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