MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two men were arrested and warrants issued for a third after a robbery of an ATM outside a Murfreesboro bank Tuesday.
According to police, the robbery happened at around 11:30 a.m. at an ATM outside the Truist Bank on Old Fort Parkway.
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Murfreesboro police reported Ryan Smith, 25, and Demond Johnson, Jr., 18, both of Houston, Texas, are charged with robbery in concert with two or more persons.
Smith, Johnson, and another Houston man are accused of robbing the ATM while a repairman was working on it.
Shortly after the robbery, the men were reportedly seen unloading a bag from the rear of a black Ford Explorer at the Verizon Store, located at the corner of Medical Center Parkway and North Thompson Lane. Clothing, ski masks, and gloves believed to have been used in the robbery were found in a nearby dumpster, according to Murfreesboro police.
Smith was taken into custody after being stopped by RCSO deputies while riding in an Uber on Interstate 24. Deputies held Smith until MPD’s detectives took over the investigation.
Rutherford County deputies then located a Lyft driver who took the other two robbers to the Nashville International Airport. Johnson was detained by BNA police and held until detectives arrived.
Murfreesboro police reported the bag containing the stolen cash had already been checked at BNA and was intercepted by authorities once it arrived at the airport in Houston.
The third suspect, who was also dropped off at the Nashville airport by the same Lyft driver, was able to catch a flight to Texas.
Smith and Johnson are each being held in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.
No other information was released.