Teens Carjack Woman At Gunpoint, Lead Police On Chase

Posted at 5:46 AM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 12:21:46-04

A woman was carjacked at gunpoint by a group of teenagers who then led police on a chase.

Police stated the initial call for a carjacking came out not far from Opryland. Just after 10 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to Longfellow Drive near Briley Parkway when a woman called to say three teenagers carjacked her at gunpoint.

The suspects reportedly took off in the victim's Honda Accord with her cellphone.

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At some point during the investigation, officers spotted the stolen vehicle with teenagers matching the same description.

Officers tried to pull them over, but they wouldn't stop. The driver was later identified as 15-year-old Joseph L. Robins.

Police called out aviation to follow the teens to an apartment complex on River Road near Charlotte Pike.

Robins and 15-year-old Hermes Eleno Smith tried to run, but police eventually caught up with them and took them into custody.

Detectives have been searching for the third suspect.

Both Robins and Smith were charged with aggravated robbery. No injuries were reported during the crime.