1 Arrested In Donelson Mapco Robbery

Posted at 6:45 AM, Jan 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 18:03:02-05

One suspect has been arrested after a gas station was robbed overnight.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday at a Mapco in the 500 block of Donelson Pike.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said the clerk told them a man, later identified as 29-year-old Timothy Stafford, asked for a pack of cigarettes before pulling out a gun and demanding money.

Stafford was able to flee from the scene with a small amount of cash.

Officers pulled the surveillance video from the store and were able to get a good look at his face. They began canvassing the area and found him nearby at a home in the 600 block of Claridge Drive.

Stafford was taken into custody and admitted in an interview that he committed the crime.

Police said the handgun used in the robbery was found in Stafford's bedroom.

Stafford had previous convictions for aggravated burglary and theft. He was being held in lieu of a $77,000 bond.

Just a half-mile away, a similar-style robbery was reported at another Mapco. However, police said they believe that was the work of separate suspect.

No one was hurt in either incident.