Deputies search for 3 armed men in Waffle House robbery

By Crystal Chen - Assignment editor/reporter

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Deputies are looking for three men sought in the armed robbery of a Waffle House in St. Johns County early Thursday morning.

A spokesperson for the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said the restaurant on County Road 210 near Interstate 95 was held up shortly after 4 a.m.

Two employees were inside the restaurant at the time, but fortunately no one was hurt in the incident.

Sheriff's Office spokesperson Chuck Mulligan said the culprits were wearing hooded masks. It's unclear what kind of weapons they were armed with.

Investigators are working with Waffle House's corporate office to see if they can get any surveillance video.

Anyone who might have seen a suspicious vehicle in the area of the three men involved between 3:45 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at (904) 824-8304.

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