NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) —Metro police are investigating after multiple gas stations were robbed at gunpoint across Nashville early Friday morning.
The first robbery happened at 12:40 a.m. at the Mapco located at 3043 Nolensville Pike.
Metro police said two men entered the store while a third waited outside by a dark-colored Acura sedan.
The suspects who went inside were both armed with handguns and took cash from the register as well as cigars, according to Metro police.
The armed suspects were described by Metro police as a heavyset black man and medium-build white male, both who were approximately 6 feet tall. They were both wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks covering their faces.
They drove away southbound on Nolensville Pike with the man who waited outside.
The second robbery then happened at 2 a.m. at the Mapco located at 765 Bell Road.
Metro police said two black men entered the store, pointed semi-automatic handguns at the clerk and a customer and told them to get on the ground.
They reportedly told the clerk to open the registers and give them money before forcing the customer to give them cash, too.
The suspects were described by Metro police as 6 feet tall with thin builds.
One was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a blue ski mask and the other suspect wore a ski mask and a navy blue hooded sweatshirt.
Twenty minutes later, a Shell station located at 1330 Vultee Boulevard near the Nashville International Airport was robbed.
Metro police reported two black men armed with semi-automatic handguns and wearing dark-colored hooded sweatshirts with dark masks entered the store and demanded cash from the registers.
They then approached a customer and demanded his property, according to Metro police.
They fled in a black Mitsubishi Lancer with its license plate covered.
Metro police are working to determine if the robberies were connected but told News 2 it is likely they are the same suspects.
Investigations into the robberies are ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.
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