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Crime Of The Week: March 18, 2008

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Metro detective Chris Steele Metro detective Chris Steele

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro police the public's help solving a robbery at a Kroger in Madison.

Police believe the suspect could hurt someone if they don't find him soon.

And they believe he could be responsible for several other robberies in the area.

On Jan. 11, a man walked into the Kroger store on Gallatin Pike around noon. The robbery was caught on tape.

The man approached the customer service counter and demanded money.

He raised his shirt to indicate he had a weapon.

"It's very important to get this person off the street, because he indicated he had a weapon.  He didn't hesitate about going up and doing a robbery which means he's not scared to do it especially during broad daylight.  So, it could be a very dangerous person," said Metro detective Chris Steele.

After the Kroger employee gave him the money, the suspect ran outside. He got into the passenger side of a gold Chrysler minivan.

The vehicle pulled behind the Kroger and it was last seen heading toward Douglas Avenue.

"We're unsure if the person driving the minivan is related to the robbery," Steele said.

Police said it's possible the driver did not know a robbery was planned. If that's the case, police are hoping he will come forward.

"He could have dropped him off to go get groceries and didn't know he was going to rob the store," Steele said.

North Precinct detectives believe the same man may be responsible for other robberies in the Madison area.

"We've had a lot of robberies in Madison," Steele said. "We're unsure if it is related, but he does match the description being a white male, matching the description of several robberies we've had."

If anyone has information about the robbery at the Kroger on Gallatin Pike in Madison, call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest and prosecution.

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