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Overnight Break in South Nashville Personal Robbery Cases

11/1/2013

November 1, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 

          
One 17-year-old is in custody and detectives are working to locate three other juveniles and one adult in connection with a series of recent personal robberies and related crimes in South Nashville apartment complexes.
          
There were three cases during the night at complexes on Wallace Road, Zermatt Avenue and Stoney Brook Circle.  In the Wallace Road case, a woman was robbed at gunpoint of her purse and cell phone.  In the Zermatt Avenue case, shots were fired at two units.  In the Stoney Brook Circle matter, the suspects tried to carjack a man who sped away.  Shots were then fired at his vehicle.
          
The same stolen suspect vehicle, a black Chevrolet Cruze, was used in the overnight crimes.  It was taken from an Anderson Road driveway on October 30th after the owner left it unattended to warm up.
          
Officer Leonard Cato spotted the Cruze at 4 a.m. at the intersection of Haywood Lane and Apache Trail.  When the driver saw the police car, he stopped and all of the occupants bailed out and ran.  The 17-year-old was ultimately apprehended about an hour later after coming out of a wooded area on Apache Trail.
          
The continuing investigation is expected to clear a number of personal robbery cases in both the South and Hermitage Precincts.

                                                                 
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