27-year-old charged with robbing 2 Nashville gas stations

Kenneth Jackson
Kenneth Jackson (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro-Nashville police arrested a 27-year-old man they say robbed two Nashville gas stations within days.

A citizen’s tip reportedly led to Kenneth Jackson’s arrest on Wednesday for the robberies at the Shell stations.

Kenneth Jackson
(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

The first robbery happened Sunday night at 9:30 at 312 Harding Place. Jackson allegedly demanded cash, indicated he had a weapon, and fled. A weapon was never actually seen.

The second robbery happened Tuesday afternoon at 351 Harding Place. Metro police said the scenario was the same.

Authorities said a citizen spotted Jackson on Harding Place Wednesday and called them. He was wearing the same clothes he wore during Sunday night’s hold-up, including black pajama pants with white stars and moons.

He was taken into custody after a short chase and allegedly alter admitted his involvement.

Jackson, who told officers he was homeless, has previous convictions for theft and aggravated burglary. He is being held in lieu of $105,000 bond.

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