Waf­fle House rob­ber ar­rested in Texas

The Covington News - - CRIME - STAFF RE­PORTS news@cov­news.com

The sus­pect be­lieved to have robbed the Waf­fle House on Sig­man Road at gun­point in Fe­bru­ary was ar­rested in the lone star state al­legedly for com­mit­ting another armed rob­bery.

Rod­ney Cannon, 28, was ar­rested early Mon­day morn­ing in Sher­man, Texas for al­legedly rob­bing a ho­tel. He’s await­ing ex­tra­di­tion back to Ge­or­gia, where he’ll face mul­ti­ple charges for armed rob­beries around the metro At­lanta area, in­clud­ing the one rob­bery in Rock­dale.

On Feb 2, Cannon en­tered the Waf­fle House at 2260 Sig­man Road, on the exit off In­ter­state 20, around 6 a.m. as a cus­tomer. He was the only other per­son in the res­tau­rant be­sides four em­ploy­ees. He or­dered about $30 worth of food to go, wait­ing about 15-20 min­utes as the food was cooked.

Once it was ready, he paid for the food, went to a “dis­tinc­tive-look­ing yel­low hatch­back with a solid black hood,” which was later dis­cov­ered to have been stolen, parked out­side and handed the food to a pas­sen­ger in the car.

He then came back into the res­tau­rant ap­pear­ing like he was go­ing to or­der more food and in­stead took out a small hand­gun and robbed the res­tau­rant at gun­point.

The sus­pect then got into the stolen car and drove off, head­ing west­bound on I-20.

RCSO iden­ti­fied Cannon as a po­ten­tial sus­pect by view­ing se­cu­rity cam­eras from the store. They ob­tained war­rants for his ar­rest two days later.

The depart­ment be­gan work­ing with DeKalb County law en­force­ment and dis­cov­ered Cannon was wanted for a sim­i­lar rob­bery that oc­curred in DeKalb ear­lier in the week. In to­tal, Cannon has 10 ar­rest war­rants for him in the metro-At­lanta area, which also in­cludes Gwin­nett County.

“He's been on the run since,” Camp told The News Thurs­day. “He prob­a­bly has 15 rob­bery war­rants in three states now.”

Cannon also has a war­rant for his ar­rest from Vir­ginia.

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