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HOUSTON Police were on the lookout early Wednesday for a crook who robbed a Waffle House in southeast Houston.

According to the Houston Police Department, no shots were fired, but the armed robber took cash from the restaurant s register before making his escape.

HPD said the robbery occurred at the Waffle House on Almeda Genoa near the Gulf Freeway around 3:30 a.m.

Witnesses said a man in his late 30s or early 40s walked in with a gun and demanded money from the register. Once he had the loot, they said he calmly walked out and across the parking lot. It wasn t clear if the man escaped on foot or got into a getaway car.

Investigators said surveillance video at the store may have gotten a good look at the suspect s face as he was not wearing a mask. Witnesses said the man was wearing a blue hoodie and had a stocky build, dark skin and a short goatee.

A cashier named Edgar told KHOU 11 News he was the one confronted by the robber. He believes the man didn t carry out the crime alone.

He probably had someone, probably got dropped off, said Edgar. Told the person to meet him there did his thing and probably got picked up I guess.

No injuries were reported in the holdup.

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