Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested a suspect, who has already been convicted of one robbery, after he allegedly robbed two people at a local hotel and then hung around long enough to get caught again.
Late Wednesday night, not long after midnight, Troup County Sheriff’sDeputies rushed to the Sunrise Inn on Whitesville Road in reference to reports of an Armed Robbery.
Deputies quickly arrived and determined that two of the hotel guests had been robbed at gunpoint by an initially unknown black male.
The victims were robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash and several other personal items.
The suspect was later found on scene after he had allegedly entered a one of the hotel rooms in order to attempt to change clothing.
The suspect, Robert Broderick Poole, of West Point, was later positively identified by the victims as the armed assailant.
Sheriff’s Investigators say Poole pulled a handgun on the victim and demanded all their valuables. Investigators were later able to recover some of the victims’ property, which has since been returned. Deputies were also able to locate the gun used in the incident, which Poole allegedly attempted to hide under a nearby dumpster.
Poole was later determined to be a convicted felon for a Robbery conviction out of Heard County in 2000.
Neither of the victims was reported injured during the incident.
As a result, Poole, age 36, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Armed Robbery, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm during a Violent Felony.
Poole is currently being held at the Troup County Jail where he was denied bond.