A robbery at a North Carolina Waffle House was thwarted by customers Saturday.
Police said a man tried to rob a Fayetteville, North Carolina, Waffle House with an AK-47 style rifle.
A Fayetteville Police Department news release said a man entered the restaurant and pointed the rifle at employees and demanded money around 5:20 a.m, according to The Fayetteville Observer.
A customer approached the man, and there was a struggle.
Other patrons chased the would-be robber from the restaurant.
Police said the man was last seen jumping a fence.
The local Waffle House said employees are not allowed to talk with reporters.
Waffle House spokeswoman Kelly Thrasher-Bruner said Waffle House officials are working with authorities on the investigation.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.