Metro K-9 catches armed robbery suspect

Metro K-9 catches armed robbery suspect (Image 1)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Metro police dog tracked down a suspect accused of robbing a restaurant employee at gunpoint Monday night in east Nashville.

Metro police said the worker at Battered and Fried on Woodland Street was taking out the garbage around 10:30 p.m. when he was approached by a man later identified as Kelando Townsend.

Townsend, 22, demanded his iPod and wallet at gunpoint.  The employee complied and Townsend fled on foot.

The victim immediately notified police and provided an excellent suspect description

An officer in the area spotted Townsend minutes later.

A K-9 was brought to the scene and located Townsend hiding under a parked pickup truck in the 1400 block of Forrest Avenue.

At the time of his arrest, Townsend was armed with a loaded 9-millimeter handgun, police said.

During an interview, he admitted to the robbery.

Townsend was booked into the Metro jail on charges of aggravated robbery and evading arrest.

His bond was set at $52,000.

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