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Four teenagers arrested after three failed armed robberies

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Posted at 10:26 PM, May 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-05 06:37:24-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Four teenagers were arrested in Nashville Friday night for a crime spree that spanned several hours.

According to Metro Police the crimes began at 5 p.m. Friday when a woman said she pulled into the parking lot at Sheffield Heights Apartments on Airways Circle when two teens approached her. One of them said he had a gun under his shirt and demanded her keys. The two then drove off in her black BMW 320.

Police believe the same two teens were responsible for three attempted robberies later that night around 9:10 p.m. on Apache Trail. One man said he was sitting on his friend's patio when two teens came up to him and demanded money. When he told them he didn't have any money and offered his phone instead, one of the teens punched him in the face and they both ran.

Ten minutes later, a gunman approached three women sitting in their car at Advanced Financial on Tusculum Road and demanded money, but ran away when one of the women screamed.

Around 9:35 p.m. two suspects tried to hold up the cashier at the Discount Tobacco and Beer on Nolensville Pike. When the cashier was unable to open the register, the teens pistol whipped a second employee, fired a shot, and ran. No one was hit by the shot.

Police found the BMW they believe the teens were using at 9:45 p.m. on West Iris Drive. Adam Mohamad, 17; Sakariy Mohamed, 17; Jamal Abdillahi, 19; and Amir Adam, 19 were found nearby after a short foot chase.

Both Mohameds later admitted to police their involvement in the carjacking. They are each being charged in Juvenile Court with aggravated robbery.

Jamal Abdillahi admitted to his involvement in the Discount Tobacco and Beer robbery. He is being charged with three counts of attempted aggravated robbery, vehicle theft, evading arrest, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is being held in lieu of $113,000 bond.

The fourth suspect, Amir Adam, is being charged with vehicle theft, evading arrest, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is free on $3,500 bond. At the time of his arrest, Adam was free on $6,500 bond for his March 18th arrest for unlawful drug and handgun possession.