Kenneth Piper, 26, Heather Fernandez, 27, Willie Collins, 26 and Mason Thompson, 27, have all been charged with armed robbery and financial transaction fraud, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.
Shortly after the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office released the video of the suspects using the victim’s debit card at the Canton Wal-mart, detectives began to receive information on their Facebook page about the identities of those on the video.
Investigators were able to determine that two of the suspects lived at an apartment complex in Canton and the other two live in Canton.
When investigators arrived at the location all four suspects from the video were present.
A search warrant at the apartment yielded the victim’s purse, a 9mm handgun and three red bandanas believed to be used in the robbery.
Investigators also found receipts where the suspects had used the victim’s debit card at other businesses in Canton.
The cash stolen in the robbery has not been recovered.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Investigators are still attempting to determine why the suspects chose to rob the specific location on Rampley Trail. Additional charges are likely and more arrests are possible.
The four suspects are in custody at the Cherokee Adult Detention Center without bond.