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Paducah police arrest man in connection with Waffle House robbery

Suspect (Source: Paducah Police Department) Suspect (Source: Paducah Police Department)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

Paducah police arrested a man in connection with a robbery at the Waffle House on Clark's River Road in the south side of town early Monday morning.

Jamaal L. Winston, 22, was charged with second degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.

According to police, less than four hours after his picture was released, Winston was arrested in connection with the robbery.

They say a press release and photo were sen tout at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in reference to the robbery. A few hours later, police say they got a tip on the suspect's identity.

Police say they followed up and identified the suspect as Winston.

Officers were called to the restaurant just before 1 a.m. while the robbery was happening.

An employee told police a man entered the Waffle House, showed a handgun and demanded money. 

The employee gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash and then the suspect ran away.

There were no customers in the restaurant at the time of the robbery.

Detectives analyzed the surveillance video from the scene.

According to police, Winston went to Walmart on Irvin Cobb Drive and allegedly stole a BB gun, then went directly to the Waffle House.

At 1:55 p.m. on Tuesday, they say they went to his home on Homewood Avenue and arrested him.

Inside the home, police say they found the clothing the suspect was wearing in the surveillance photo.

During questioning, police say Winston admitted to the robbery and disposing of the BB gun as he fled the scene.

Winston was booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail.

Police say additional charges are possible.

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