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Another Waffle House robbed in Fort Worth

Another Waffle House restaurant has been robbed in Fort Worth, this time in east Fort Worth where about $300 was stolen overnight, police said.

The latest heist was reported 11:25 p.m. Wednesday at the restaurant at 150 East Loop 820, said Lt. Paul Henderson, police spokesman.

Two women working at the restaurant told police that three masked men -- one was armed with a handgun, another had a hammer -- entered the store, and got into the cash register, Henderson said.

One of the masked men stuck a pistol to the back of one woman an ordered her to get on her knees. Another man demanded to see the safe, but she said there wasn't one, Henderson said.

Both women, he added, were forced to lay face down on the floor.

"They were told if they were to get up they would be shot," Henderson said.

The robbers eventually left.

No one was hurt, but the robbers got about $300 from the till, Henderson said.

"Both victims described the suspects as young black males less than 30 years old," he said.

The man with the gun wore a ski mask, a black shirt and blue jeans, he said. The second suspect wore a black baseball cap, black shirt, and blue jeans. The third also wore a black baseball cap with a black bandanna covering his face, black shirt, and blue jeans.

"This is the second takeover style robbery of a Waffle House," Henderson said. "Although similar in tactics, it is unclear if the suspects in this robbery are related to the Simply Fashions and Waffle House robberies that occurred earlier this week."

Those businesses were robbed Monday afternoon and early Tuesday morning, according to reports. In both of those incidents, some of the robbers wore black-and-white bandannas.

The first one was reported 4:45 p.m. Monday at Simply Fashions in the 6700 block of Meadowbrook Drive, police said. The second robbery was reported at about 1:30 a.m. at the Waffle House in the 6300 block of Interstate 35W.

That Waffle House has been robbed before, including heists in May, June and October of 2007, according to police reports.

Anyone with information about any of the robberies can call detectives at 817-392-4370 or Crime Stoppers at 800-469-TIPS.