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Man and woman wanted in a string of armed robberies

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MAUMELLE (KATV) - Police departments are working together to look for a man and woman involved in a string of robberies. The suspects, armed with a semi-automatic weapon have been linked to robberies in North Little Rock and Maumelle.

The Waffle House has reopened and Maumelle police are doing extra patrols. They want the suspects in custody, especially before they injure someone.

North Little Rock Police released video from April 19 and May 11. Both robberies were at the Best Shot Liquor store. It shows two people disguised from head to toe, wearing gloves. One has a semi-automatic weapon, the other a hand gun. They are aggressive and get in and out in less than a minute each time. They got away with a total of about $500 from the liquor store.

Lt. Jim Hansard with the Maumelle Police Department says the Waffle House video is similar. "Same attire, tactics, accent and same type weapons. We are relatively sure. This would be a monumental coincidence if it is not related."

Kami, a customer who doesn't want to give her last name, was at Waffle House with a friend the morning of the robbery. She says the suspects got in through a back door at about 2 a.m. Thursday. "I looked up and the swinging door from the back to the kitchen opened. Then two people from the kitchen came in and one was holding [what appeared to be] an AK47."

Kami says the man had a Spanish accent, the woman did not. They pointed a gun at her and checked if she was on a cell phone or had a gun. "He went back around and got the money out of the cash register and they left."

It all lasted less than a minute. Fear turned to concern when the suspects left. Kami explains, "The cook at Waffle House had a mild heart attack and the waitresses were a bit shaken up but thank God everybody turned out ok."

Lt. Hansard says so far in all these cases everyone has complied and handed over the money. "We caution people not to play cowboy in this situation at all. Compliance is the key in these things unfortunately."

No one has physically been assaulted in the three robberies.