Man robs Canton Domino’s to impress girl

A man told police he robbed a Domino’s Pizza in Cherokee County to cover up his lies to his girlfriend.

Billy Prince, 24, put on a mask, grabbed a knife and then stormed the pizza shop at Cumming Highway and Arbor Hill Road on Thursday night, Cherokee County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Jay Baker said.

He then fled out the back door with an unknown amount of cash, Baker said.

On Friday, Prince called Canton Police and said he had been robbed at a Wachovia Bank.

“Prince’s story was extremely suspicious and he later admitted he had not been robbed,” Baker said.

Investigators interviewed Prince and later determined he had robbed the Domino’s, Baker said.

Prince told detectives he was having financial problems. He concocted a story for his girlfriend that he was going to Canton to pick up an inheritance from a family member, Baker said.

But when he returned to his Chamblee home, he didn’t have as much money as he had promised the woman. So he told his girlfriend he had been robbed, he told police.

The girlfriend urged Prince to file a police report, Baker said.

Prince is now being held in the Cherokee County jail on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and false report of a crime.

It’s unclear if the woman is still his girlfriend.