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Masked Gunman Robs An East Texas Whataburger

Police are looking for a masked gunman who robbed a Whataburger in South Longview Monday afternoon.   Police set up a perimeter around some woods behind the restaurant and brought out the search dogs to look for the man. Employees tell police the man pointed a gun at them, forced them into a back office and then took off with the money. He's described as a black male wearing a mask, white t-shirt, and a Braves baseball cap.

"The problem that we have with locations like this is that it's real close to the interstate so it gives an individual the opportunity to get hit whatever business they want to hit and then an easy access to the interstate," says Sergeant Shaun Pendleton, with the Longview Police Department.

Police have called off the search after looking inside a home one witness pointed out, but did not find the man. If you have any information, contact the Longview Police Department.

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