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Man charged with assaulting BP clerk during robbery
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Man charged with assaulting BP clerk during robbery

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- A Fayetteville man has been charged with beating a convenience store clerk and then running off with two cash drawers.

William Robert Paul, 33, is the suspect in a robbery at the BP station on North Glynn Street.

The incident happened at around 1:20 a.m. Monday. Fayetteville Police Lt. Mike Whitlow said investigators believe Paul demanded money from the clerk; when the clerk refused, Paul beat him in the head and face with a metal pipe, then stole the two cash drawers.

Roughly three hours later, Paul tried to rob a Fulton County Waffle House and was arrested, Whitlow said.

He is being held in the Fayette County Jail on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and battery.

The clerk was taken to Atlanta Medical Center, where he is in good condition.

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