Springfield police officers thwarted a planned robbery at the Hardees on E. Elm Tuesday night (12-08-09) after a tipster called cops about 9:30 p.m. and told them that an armed man was sitting in the restaurant.

When cops arrived at the business they found Binesh R. Khelawan, 36, of Springfield sitting at a table with a gun and a note indicating that he was planning to rob the business.

Khelawan has been charged with first degree robbery and booked into the Greene County jail on $50,000 bond.