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Video: Nashville robbery captured on doorbell camera

Posted at 6:17 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 19:51:59-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Metro police are looking for a gunman after a doorbell camera captured video of an armed robbery in Nashville.

The robbery happened before 11 p.m. Tuesday on Creekbend Drive near the Bellshire community. In the chilling video obtained by NewsChannel 5, a man can be seen trying to get inside his of home when a suspect points a gun to his head.

Watch below:

The victim in the video doesn't own the home. The video was submitted by his landlord who is working with detectives to help identify the suspect.

NewsChannel 5 spoke with a resident of the home who was inside during the robbery:

Investigators said at this point, they do not have any leads on the suspect. A woman, who chose not to reveal her identity, said the victim is her brother-in-law. She was inside the home at the time with her four young children and husband during the robbery. She remembered hearing him pressing the code.

"My husband asked me to check the door and I as go to open it, the code was being entered again and at that moment was when he started banging," she recalled. "It's very upsetting that something like this would happen here."

The neighborhood where the gunman struck has several homes with doorbell cameras. Neighbors described it as normally quiet but still not immune to crimes.

"When we do have issues, it's never our own neighbors. It's neighbors from outside," neighbor Latisha Granberry told NewsChannel 5. "It makes me sad that you can't go in and out of your home without being cautious or thinking someone is going to hurt you."

Anyone who may recognize the suspect was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.