NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Community leaders and Metro Police officers are holding a meeting to address a rash of crimes in the Green Hills area of Nashville.
The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hillsboro High School. Officers will be discussing the latest crime trends and how they impact the area.
Over the past few weeks, a string of armed robberies have been reported in the Green Hills and 12 South neighborhoods.
It was a violent Valentine's Day night.
First, a man was shot during a robbery outside the Green Hills Library in a parking lot.
Russ Pulley said, "These are very very deep concerns."
Then, a half mile away, a 22-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint outside Salon Yaya by the mall.
According to Council Member Pulley, residents are upset.
Pulley said, "For me I would think that it certainly is possible and plausible that it is an organized group. It's also possible that it's not."
While his constituents have voiced their concerns about gang initiation, it would be premature to say that's a possibility.
Pulley said, "It could be a bunch of copy cats out there. We really won't know until we solve these crimes."
Green Hills is not an area that is usually targeted he said.
Pulley said, "Lot of robberies, there's been some break-ins. And some things of this nature, obviously the people in the community are concerned about it."
Metro Police officers have formed a task force to bring juvenile criminals to justice.
Pulley said, "Teen crime is very concerning because what causes teenagers, especially because we just had a recent report of a 12-year-old who was involved in I believe it was an attempted carjacking in another area in town."
So far a couple of suspects have been caught, but many remain on the run.
Pulley said, "Vigilance is very important."
In the meantime, neighbors need to look out for neighbors.
And if you see something, say something.
Pulley said, "It seems approximately a year ago on Hillmont. And we had a group of juveniles break-in to a house. When the occupants were away, and vigilant neighbors saw this going on and called the police, and as a result of the vigilance of those neighbors, these juveniles were apprehended."
If you have any information on the robberies you can call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.
Visit the Nashville Crime Map for more detailed information.