NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating two gas station robberies they believe are connected to a crime spree over the last week.
Officers responded just after 8 p.m. Tuesday to a robbery at the Mapco on Stewarts Ferry Pike near Interstate 40.
Police said a bald white man in his mid-30s entered the store, placed a knife to a customer’s neck and demanded money from the clerk.
The robber, who was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, fled with $13 from the register, police explained. He reportedly left in a white SUV, possibly a GMC Yukon, driven by another man.
Officers said the customer who was assaulted, a 58-year-old woman, suffered minor cuts to her face and neck, but was not transported to a hospital.
Nearly three hours later, just before 11 p.m., police responded to a robbery at the Mapco on Harding Place near Nolensville Pike.
According to officers, a man wearing a green mask and armed with a knife, threw a bag at a cashier and ordered him to fill it with cigarettes and cash. The clerk complied and the robber, also wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and black pants, ran from the gas station.
Metro police said the two crimes are believed to be related to a spree of robberies that have occurred over the past week.
Anyone with information is asked to call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME or you can submit a tip online by clicking here.