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Crime Of The Week: Aug. 14

Jim Lambert, Metro police detective Jim Lambert, Metro police detective

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information about a robbery at a market in Madison.

On June 29, the manager of the Grand Slam Market walked out of the store with the day's deposit.

He saw one of his customers on a pay phone in the parking lot.

"At that time the suspect left the phone and snatched open the door to the victim's vehicle, stuck a gun in his ribs and demanded him to give up the money," said Jim Lambert, a Metro detective.

The manager handed over the money, and the suspect ran around the corner of the market.

Police said witnesses last saw him running south on Forrest Park Avenue.

The store's manager told police the man had been in the store many times.

"So he has seen the man on several occasions and he probably lives very close in the area," Lambert said.

Surveillance cameras captured the crime on tape.

The suspect is a man in his 20's or early 30's. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs close to 170 pounds.

The robbery happened during lunchtime.

"Right across the street is a very busy Madison tire shop," Lambert said. "We have the busy Madison post office just down the street here.  A lot of traffic.  A lot of innocent people in the area that could have been hurt."

Police also hope that among the many people who were probably in the area, someone contacts them with information connected to the case.

If anyone knows anything about the armed robbery at the Grand Slam Market, 500 E. Old Hickory Blvd., they should call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Callers may remain anonymous. Information that results in the arrest and prosecution of a suspect could earn the caller up to $1,000.

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