The man who broke into an 83-year-old woman’s home and tied her up Saturday morning was arrested late Monday night at Parx Casino in Bensalem, according to Bensalem police.
Quincy Cannon, 36, of the 2600 block of W. Dauphin St. in North Philadelphia, was playing a card game when he was recognized by a table games dealer. The employee called security who then called police.
At about 10:15 p.m., authorities set up surveillance to observe Cannon leaving the casino. He saw police on his way out and ran back into the casino. Bensalem police chased Cannon, who failed to surrender, and used a Taser to subdue to get him into custody.
When Cannon was searched, police found a small amount of jewelry on him belonging to the 83-year-old victim. He broke into the elderly woman’s home while she was asleep in her bed on Crafton Drive early Saturday morning and held her at knifepoint. He demanded money and tied her up to her nightstand. When the woman faked a heart attack he turned on the ceiling fan, checked her pulse and fled her home with her debit card.
Cannon’s picture was taken at a nearby ATM where he used the victim’s debit card to withdraw $900. He has been sent to Bucks County Prison where he is being held for $5 million cash bail.