Robbery collage

Surveillance photos show a Hermitage robbery suspect. PHOTO COURTESY OF MNPD

There were at least nine armed robberies at Hermitage gas stations, convenience stores and liquor businesses in the last two months, and Metro Hermitage detectives call the suspect a “serial commercial robbery suspect.”

Last week, Metro Nashville Hermitage precinct detectives said they need the public’s help to find and charge a man who held up the businesses at gunpoint. They said he walks behind the counter, brandishes a gun and then demands money.

In one recent robbery, the clerk refused to hand over cash, and the suspect hit him with his gun, police said. A description of the suspect is that he appears to be in his early 20s, stands about 6 feet tall and weighs about 175 pounds. He is described as thin and tall, police said.

The first incident was Sept. 27 at the Exxon at 5430 Old Hickory Blvd.; the second was Sept. 29 at the Mapco at 5400 Old Hickory Blvd.; the third was the same day at the Mapco at 4711 Andrew Jackson Pkwy.; the fourth was again at the Mapco at 5400 Old Hickory Blvd.; the fifth was Oct. 5 again at the 5400 Mapco location; the sixth incident he waited a little more than a week to rob the Mapco on Old Hickory Blvd. on Oct. 13; the seventh robbery was at the Kwik Sack at 3830 Old Hickory Blvd., the last two both happened Oct. 30 at Hermitage Wine & Liquors at 2811 Old Hickory Blvd.; and Hermitage Discount Tobacco and Beer on Bell Road.

Police asked people to look at the surveillance photos and contact CrimeStoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers may qualify for a reward if they recognize him.

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