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Attempted armed robbery at a Batesville restaurant stopped by employees

Batesville Police Chief Alan Cockrill said an attempted armed robbery occurred at Wendy’s Restaurant on Saint Louis Street in Batesville, Monday night.

The Chief stated the call came in around 9:30 p.m. and his officers were quickly on the scene. Apparently, the actions of the employees on duty prevented a theft from occurring.  Chief Cockrill said the would-be thief was a black male who had a firearm, but did not use it. The culprit fled on foot, according to Chief Cockrill.

An investigation is underway. More details will be provided at a later date.

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