Waffle House armed robbery suspect taken into custody

(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man suspected of robbing the 100 Oaks Waffle House in July was arrested Thursday.

According to a Metro police affidavit, Robert Johnston, 33, entered the restaurant and ordered chocolate milk before walking to the restroom.

Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department
Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department

After the suspect exited the restroom, Johnston went to pay his bill and allegedly pulled out a handgun. He took cash from the register before fleeing in a dark-colored Mitsubishi sedan, according to police.

Metro police reported Johnston took approximately $520 in cash.

He was identified in a photo lineup by the Waffle House employee and by a fingerprint left on the glass of chocolate milk, according to police.

Johnston was booked into the Metro jail and charged with aggravated robbery. His bond was set at $80,000.

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