Teen charged with robbing man at gunpoint at Franklin ATM

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Ryan Austin Craddock

An 18-year-old is accused of robbing a man at gunpoint outside a Franklin ATM last month.  

Franklin police reported Ryan Craddock, of Nashville, robbed a man at a walk-up ATM at the Bank of America on Murfreesboro Road on Jan. 31. 

Craddock is accused of walking up to the victim, pointing a gun at him and demanding his cash.  

MORE: 1 arrested, 1 wanted in Smyrna carjacking incident

Tips from the public led to investigators identifying Craddock as the suspect, according to Franklin police. 

Craddock was arrested earlier this month in Smyrna after he and another person reportedly tried to steal a woman’s car and ran her over with it. 

According to Smyrna police, the woman was eating lunch in her car outside Well Mat Company on Industrial Boulevard, around 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 5. when Craddock approached her. 

“This guy showed up in my window, wearing a mask over his nose and his lower face and he said get out of your car. I said you’ve got to be kidding me like this isn’t funny get away from me,” said the victim, who wishes to remain anonymous.  

The woman’s co-workers inside the building witnessed what was going on and tried to assist her. The bystanders made contact with the suspect, physically restraining him until police could arrive. 

That’s when a second suspect used another vehicle to assault the people restraining Craddock. The female victim was hit by the other vehicle and seriously injured before the second suspect fled the scene. 

“The car came kind of straight at me and ran me over,” she explained. “Somebody told me I was probably unconscious for 4-5 minutes. I don’t know, but the police were there when I came to.”

Rutherford County EMS transported the woman to Stonecrest Medical Center where she was treated with serious injuries and released. 

Smyrna Police arrested Craddock on the scene. He was charged with attempted carjacking. 

The whereabouts of the second suspect are unknown at this time, and the incident remains under active investigation. 

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