Arrest made for string of Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha robberies
Authorities have arrested a man they say is responsible for a string of armed robberies last year.
Police stopped a vehicle in northeast Cedar Rapids Thursday and found 24-year-old Vanice Heath Jr. inside. He was arrested on four warrants of first degree robbery.
Police say he is responsible for the following business robberies:
- Sunday, November 12, 2017 – 5:44 p.m., Discount Liquor, 2933 1st Ave. SE
- Monday, November 13, 2017 – 7:28 p.m., Dairy Queen, 2100 6th St. SW
- Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – Quick Mart, 655 Robins Rd., Hiawatha
- Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – 10:25 p.m., Smokin’ Joes, 2315 Mt. Vernon Rd. SE
Heath Jr. is being held in the Linn County Jail. Each first-degree robbery charge carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.