NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) —Metro police are investigating after two Nashville gas stations were robbed within one hour early Wednesday morning.
The first robbery happened at the Mapco station on 21st Avenue South near Vanderbilt University Medical Center around 3 a.m.
Metro police reported three suspects in dark clothing entered the store before one lifted his shirt, displaying a gun to the clerk.
The suspects grabbed several cartons of cigarettes before fleeing in a silver sedan with temporary tags down 21St Avenue, according to Metro police.
The next robbery happened just before 4 a.m. at the Mapco on Bell Road just off Interstate 24.
Metro police said the suspects in this robbery also grabbed cigarettes and took off in a silver sedan with temporary tags.
MAPCO released a statement about the robberies:
“As part of multiple robberies in the area, two of our stores were impacted overnight, one at 21st South, Nashville and the other at Bell Road, Antioch. No guests or team members were injured, both stores are now re-opened. Safety in our stores is our priority and we are working with law enforcement to identify the perpetrators. We appreciate the quick response and support of our local Police Department.”
No additional information was immediately released.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.
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