K9 Helps Track Alleged Teen Robbers In Nashville

Posted at 10:12 PM, Jul 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-04 10:33:52-04

A K9 helped track a pair of 14-year-olds who allegedly robbed a Cash America Pawn over the weekend. 

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said the juveniles entered the business with a gun and ordered everyone inside to the ground before directing a clerk to get up and open the cash drawer. 

The clerk was also directed to take eight pistols from the store’s inventory and place them in a backpack. The teens then fled the store toward a greenway-creek area. 

West Precinct officers along with Canine Officer Jaime Scruggs and his partner, Turbo, began tracking the robbers.

At 11 a.m., Turbo apprehended one of the suspects, who was carrying the backpack of guns and cash. 

A pistol that he dropped was also recovered. Officers located the other teen in a drainage tunnel. He surrendered without incident at 11:16 a.m.  

Turbo then went into the tunnel and found the loaded 9 millimeter pistol used in the robbery.

Both were booked into juvenile detention on a charge of aggravated robbery. They remained in custody following a detention hearing today.