ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Two people are in custody after an armed robbery and chase.

It happened overnight at the Krystal on Piedmont Avenue in Buckhead.

It happened just after midnight.

Police told CBS46 reporter Melissa Stern the driver pointed his gun at workers at the fast food restaurant and took off with cash.

Police say two people drove up to the Krystal in a Ford Mustang convertible.

After the driver pointed his gun at workers, the suspect grabbed the cash drawer then took off in the car.

Employees called police and gave a description of the car.

Police were already looking for that Ford Mustang, as they say it was responsible for previous robberies.

Law enforcement caught up with the suspects on I-85.

Georgia State Patrol Troopers used a pit maneuver to stop the car.

“It's pretty dangerous,” said Atlanta Police Captain William Ricker, “Luckily everyone was okay in the end, obviously the troopers were able to PIT the car, which is a good way to make that come to an end.”

Police chased after both suspects -- who are in their early twenties -- after they jumped out of the mustang and ran across the interstate and into a nearby parking garage.

They were arrested and taken into custody.

“One of the males was already wanted in four of the previous armed robberies across the city,” Captain Ricker added.

Two guns and three cash drawers were found in the car.

Both men face several charges including armed robbery.

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