NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – One of the many victims of an overnight crime spree in Nashville spoke with News 2 about the suspect who stole his money, as well as his pants.
Metro police believe the six robberies overnight are connected, with all of the crimes occurring within an hour and a half.
Three people have been detained for questioning as Metro police investigate.
One man robbed on Whites Creek Pike told News 2 about his frightening experience. He wished to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation.
“I was putting water in my car and then a white truck pulled up,” he said
Metro police say that pickup truck was set on fire after the crime spree. It was stolen from a man inside Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s parking garage.
About twenty minutes, and two robberies later, the suspects drove to an apartment complex.
“He come out pulled a gun and said give me your money. I said ‘I don’t have no money, I don’t have any money. So he told me take off my pants. So I gave it to him and so he got in his truck and sped off,” said the victim.
The suspect left with his wallet, keys, and cell phone.
When the victim later learned more than ten others were also targeted by a man in the same truck or a white dodge sedan, he said he felt lucky.
Metro police say about an hour and a half before he was robbed, three men who tried to get away from the suspect were shot outside a nightclub on Hampton Street. The victims then drove to Vanderbilt hospital and are expected to be okay.
The victim said it was the right decision to part with his pants.
“They left me in my underwear. If I didn’t give it to him, I would be shot today. I could be in the hospital, I could be dead.”