Woman robs Mapco clerk at gunpoint - WKRN News 2

Woman robs Mapco clerk at gunpoint

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Shanta Griffin, 35, has four theft warrants on file in Clarksville. Shanta Griffin, 35, has four theft warrants on file in Clarksville.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Metro police are looking for a woman who robbed a south Nashville gas station at gunpoint early Thursday morning.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. at the Mapco located on Lebanon Pike at Spence Lane.

Police said a woman wearing a blue and white striped shirt and blue jeans went into the gas station and asked for cigarettes. When the clerk turned back around to give them to her, the woman was holding a gun and demanded money.

Investigators said the clerk handed over the money and she fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is believed to be between 30 and 40 years old.

Nashville's News 2 asked Metro police if this crime could be related to several cases in Clarksville.

Clarksville police are looking for Shanta Griffin, 35. She's wanted on four different theft warrants.

In three of the cases, police say she went into a Clarksville gas station and asked for two cartons of cigarettes.  As the clerk turned around to get her another carton, police said Griffin took off running without paying.  She's also wanted for stealing a large amount of children's clothing from a store.

According to police, the thefts occurred while Griffin is out on bond on another theft charge for stealing baby formula, which was caught on surveillance tape from a store in Clarksville.

Griffin is five feet, five inches tall, weighs approximately 300 pounds and drives a green 1997 Dodge Dakota with North Carolina tags.

Metro police said the Mapco case is "too similar to the Clarksville cases" to dismiss the possibility that they're related.

Clarksville police said they are also looking into the possible connection.

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