NASHVILLE - Metro Police may have broken the Waffle House Robbery case wide open with the arrest of a man they say is their suspect.
The man has been linked to two robberies so far. His name is Renaldo Sheldon Pope Jr.
Police arrested Pope Thursday night and charged with the robberies at the Roberston Avenue Waffle House. Pope was reportedly working with at least two other suspects.
In both the Rivergate and Roberston Avenue robberies, police said Pope and the two other suspects would rush the back door when someone came out. Other times they would just walk in the front door.
Its alleged that Pope and his accomplices would then order everyone on the floor and force them to empty their pockets.
Between the two businesses, police said Pope got $658 in cash, but between the dozens of customers that were also robbed, the men got away with more than $5,000 in cash. Medicine, cell phones and jewelry were also taken.
Several other Waffle Houses were robbed over the last couple of months, so Pope could face additional charges. In fact, the same night the Rivergate Drive location was robbed there was a similar robbery in LaVergne.