Hendersonville Police search for suspect in string of robberies

Posted at 3:16 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 19:49:24-04

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police are trying to catch a serial robber who is targeting GameStop stores.

Hendersonville Police Detective Oswaldo Herrera said it's only a matter of time before he strikes again.

Herrera said, "I believe this is a serial robber, it's planned out."

The first armed robbery was on February 18th at the GameStop in Goodlettsville by the Rivergate Mall.

The second robbery happened on March 5th in White House.

The third robbery happened On May 14th in Hendersonville at 8p.m.

In surveillance video, you can see where the robber enters the store and brandishes a gun. Then, he demands cash from a store employee. He walks out the door, and gets away in a black sedan that was last seen leaving the Glenbrook Shopping Center area.

The robber even wears the same outfit with blue jeans.

Herrera said, "White t-shirt, black jacket, black beanie cap."

The robber uses his t-shirt to hide his face.

Herrera said, "It's only a matter of time before something escalates."

It's possible the robber is connected to more incidents.

Herrera said, "This guy, I believe he's done it before, perhaps has committed multiple robberies, perhaps we haven't made a connection yet, but the way he carries himself, is like he's done it before."

It appears the robber strikes when it's near closing time, and there's no witnesses present.

Herrera said, "Scouted the locations, and he seems to know the hours of operation."

All the GameStop stores are located in popular shopping districts, so detectives hope the public can help them nab the robber.

Herrera said, "He seems very calm, he doesn't catch anybody's attention, the way he carries himself."

At this time, it's believed that the robber is working alone.

You can contact the Hendersonville Police Department if you have any information on the robber.

Crime Stoppers will offer cash for tips that lead to an arrest. You can call them at 615-573-5400.

You can also submit an anonymous tip by texting CRIMES using the keyword TIP-HPD.

Surveillance video from the robberies can be seen above.