Suspect sought in ‘violent’ robbery of 3 victims near downtown Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are working to identify the man seen on surveillance camera robbing a man and two women at gunpoint Saturday near downtown Nashville.

Officers said the robbery happened around 11 p.m. on Polk Avenue.

  • Polk Avenue armed robbery
  • Polk Avenue armed robbery
  • Polk Avenue armed robbery
  • Polk Avenue armed robbery

Metro police said the victims had just parked in a lot and were about to cross Polk Avenue when the driver of a black 2012 Honda Civic stopped, exited the car and demanded their belongings at gunpoint.

The male victim threw his wallet into the street and the gunman retrieved it before pointing the gun at the male victim’s head, according to Metro police.

When the male victim pushed the gun away, the suspect reportedly pulled the trigger but the gun did not fire.

The suspect took a female victim’s purse and cell phone and fled in the Honda, according to Metro police.

The cell phone was later recovered on the side of the Demonbreun Street entrance ramp to I-40 East.

The gunman was described by Metro police as a black man who appears to be in his late teens or early 20s with a thin build. A black woman was in the front passenger seat.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

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