Fayetteville robbery suspect arrested in Fulton

by Wes Mayer

A man suspected of a robbing a gas station in Fayetteville Monday morning was arrested after a robbery at a Waffle House in Fulton County three hours later.

According to a press release from Lt. Mike Whitlow with the Fayetteville Police Department, the suspect, William Robert Paul, 33, entered the Greenway BP gas station on 450 North Glenn St. in Fayetteville around 1:20 a.m. and demanded money from the cash register. When the clerk refused and attempted to fight Paul, Paul pulled out a metal pipe and struck the clerk in the head multiple times.

Paul then stole both drawers from the gas station’s cash registers and fled the area, according to Whitlow. The clerk was able to call police, and he was taken to the Atlanta Medical Center and is reported to be in good health.

About three hours later, Paul was arrested by Fulton County police after he robbed a Waffle House, according to Whitlow. Fayette County deputies assisted Fulton County, and using video surveillance tapes, it was determined Paul was the suspect of the gas station armed robbery.

Paul was charged with armed robbery, battery and aggravated assault, and he was transported to the Fayette County jail.



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