Tuscaloosa Police: Man robbed fast food restaurant where he worked, assaulted employee

Tuscaloosa Police: Man robbed fast food restaurant where he worked, assaulted employee
(Source: Tuscaloosa Police Department)

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -A Tuscaloosa man is under arrest after police say he robbed the fast food restaurant where he worked and assaulted an employee.

Derrell Ranthony Prewitt, 29, is charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree assault.

Police responded to the Hardee’s in the 2500 block of Paul Bryant Drive on Monday. When officers arrived they were informed a man came into the fast-food restaurant wearing an orange ski mask and brandishing a handgun. Prewitt got away with some cash and assaulted an employee before leaving the scene, according to police.

Prewitt was arrested on Tuesday at a home in the 2600 block of 21st Street.

He is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

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