Three teenagers face aggravated robbery charges after they allegedly robbed a pregnant woman at gunpoint Tuesday night.
Lamarsha McKnight, 17, Taveonne Norbitt, 16, and Lamonte Westbrooks, 15, are currently in juvenile detention.
The victim told officers she was driving on Westboro Drive in West Nashville when a teenage girl and two teenage boys walked out into the road and flagged her down.
McKnight allegedly asked to use the victim’s telephone. The victim let the three teens into her vehicle and drove to a church parking lot to let them use her phone.
Once in the parking lot, the victim said one of the boys pulled out a pistol, demanded her belongings and said, “Don’t make me shoot you.” She told police, the other boy was also armed.
According to the victim, the teens ordered her out of the Equinox, and the teens fled in her SUV. The woman, who is five months pregnant, then began running down the road for help.
“I had just gotten off work, relaxing and all of a sudden I heard some commotion outside,“ said neighbor Dean Gardner. “This girl was running, hollering ‘can you help me, can you help me, can you help me!’ and pointed down the street.“
Gardner says an SUV stopped and drove her to Robertson Avenue Market, where she used a customer’s phone to dial 911.
Meanwhile, the teens bailed from the victim’s vehicle at 14th Avenue North & Jackson Street as an MNPD helicopter crew watched from above. Ground units from the Juvenile Crime Task Force and the North Precinct made the arrests.
According to police, no guns were found in the vehicle or with the teens when they were apprehended. Police booked the three suspects in juvenile detention.
Metro Police also say Norbitt was arrested for aggravated robbery in December 2017 for robbing a woman of her purse on 15th Avenue South.