Smashburger in Alpharetta hit by armed robber

Windward employees held in freezer

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Smashburger restaurant on Windward Parkway was robbed at gunpoint Nov. 19.

According to police, a single man walked into the burger restaurant and pulled out a gun. He forced the three workers there into the freezer and then raided the till for an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured.

Smashburger was closed the following day.

Alpharetta Public Safety Spokesman George Gordon said police are pursuing leads on the suspect; however he cautioned the public against fighting with an armed robber unless there is a fear for one’s life.

“We don’t ask for anybody in the public to ever confront someone who is armed,” Gordon said. “Just comply with the suspect.”