NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville police and Berry Hill police are searching for three men believed to be behind a series of armed robberies early Thursday morning.
The first happened around midnight at a Mapco on Murfreesboro Road. Officers say two men entered the convenience store with guns. One of them grabbed cash from the register while the other stole cigarettes.
At about 12:30a.m. police said there was a similar robbery reported at a Shell station on nearby Vultee Boulevard. Officers say two suspects also went into that store and stole cash and food items before leaving the store.
About 45 minutes later, another robbery was reported at a Mapco on Old Hickory Boulevard in Bellevue. Police said two men pointed their guns at the clerk and one of them took the entire register. Police said the men took off on I-40 east in a dark colored vehicle.
At about 2:00a.m., Berry Hill police said they were called to investigate a robbery with similar circumstances at the Mapco on 8th Avenue South.
Officers said there are three people involved, because there was one person waiting in a getaway vehicle.
Mapco released the following statement, which read in part: "Safety in our stores is our priority and we have strong protocols in place, including keeping only minimal amount of cash on hand at the stores overnight. We appreciate the quick response and support of our local Police Department, and we are working to establish strong relationships with them in order to curtail these events.”