Clarksville police say robbery was set up - WKRN News 2

Clarksville police say robbery was set up

Posted: Updated: Dec 3, 2012 04:57 PM
Willie Cole Willie Cole
Marques Townsend Marques Townsend
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -

Clarksville police have arrested two men after they discovered a robbery that occurred early Monday morning was set up.

Officers were notified of a robbery that occurred in a business parking lot located in the 1600 block of Ft. Campbell Boulevard around 1 a.m.

The 18-year-old victim reported to police he was driven by his friend Marques Townsend to the business' parking lot where a male wearing a bandanna and black jacket held a gun to his head and demanded cash and his cell phone.

The robber, later identified as Willie Cole, then demanded Townsend's cell phone before fleeing with more than $600 in cash and two cell phones in a dark colored SUV with plastic covering a window.

Officers located Cole around 1:45 a.m. in a parking lot located on North Second Street.

Police discovered a gun, bandanna, cell phones and cash inside the vehicle.

During their investigation police discovered Townsend had been friends with the victim for a short time.

Townsend and Cole, who are cousins, coordinated the robbery.

Both admitted their involvement in the crime.  

They are charged with aggravated robbery and conspiracy and jailed on a $15,000 bond.

Cole was already on probation until 2018 for theft, evading police and vehicle burglary.

The victim's cell phone and cash have since been returned.

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