Suspect in Weekend Bucks County Robbery Nabbed at Parx Casino

BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) –– Police in Bucks County are crediting an alert dealer at the Parx casino with helping them to capture a man wanted in connection with a weekend home invasion-robbery that targeted an elderly victim.

Bensalem police say the Parx dealer was working Monday night when the suspect in the home invasion walked into the casino and sat down at a table.

Police say the dealer recognized 36-year-old Quincy Cannon of North Philadelphia from broadcast news reports he had seen earlier in the evening about the robbery and video surveillance photos that police had captured of Cannon at an ATM and a convenience store.

Bensalem director of public safety Frederick Harran says the dealer alerted security and police were called.

“We set up surveillance on him,” Harran told reporters today.  “He then saw us outside and then ran back in, at which time he was Tazed and taken into custody.”

Harran says that during a brief foot pursuit Cannon tried to throw away some of the jewelry he had allegedly taken from the 83-year-old victim during the Saturday night incident.

Cannon, of North Philadelphia, was arraigned today before District Justice Joseph Falcone and is now in Bucks County Prison in lieu of $5 million bail.

Reported by Mark Abrams, KYW Newsradio 1060

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One Comment

  1. Fed Up Mom says:

    Well done. I’m sure this isn’t this thugs first offense either. But I can’t help but think that some liberal judge will allow him back on the streets in no time to continue to prey on society.

  2. Derrickblogs says:

    Well nothing surprises me anymore this is why you need a dog and a gun, brothers are slick like hair grease not to mention this idiot ends up at a casino blowing money away, who would have thought something like this would happen, well he deserves to sit his stupid a$$ in jail all his life.

    Now I see why white people look at me funny being about the only brother in my area, its sad because some are nice to me and most are a@#ho#$ and I can’t get mad at them because they only know what they see.

  3. anon513 says:

    Well done. Thanks Dealer and PPD.

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