Social media links suspect to robbery of south Nashville Arby’s

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man accused of robbing a south Nashville Arby’s at gunpoint in May was arrested after police used his social media accounts to link him to the crime.

Around 9 p.m., on Monday May 9, Metro police say 2 men robbed the Arby’s at 2350 Murfreesboro Pike. A third man served as a getaway driver.

The two suspects reportedly brandished a gun and took money from the cash register and safe. According to an arrest affidavit, the two men also stole the purses of two employees and a cell phone.

The employee whose cell phone was stolen was able to track its signal to a home in Antioch where police say they found 18-year-old Felix Matos.

According to police, surveillance video shows Matos entering the Arby’s six minutes prior to the armed robbery, using the bathroom and then leaving.

Police say Matos served as the getaway driver.

While being interviewed, the teen allegedly told officers 24-year-old Paige Hammonds was one of the two armed suspects.

Police researched Hammonds through his publicly-available social media accounts and noticed he was wearing a baseball cap that matched the cap worn by one of the suspects in surveillance video of the crime.

Hammonds, of New Towne Road, is charged with five counts of aggravated robbery and vandalism. He is being held in lieu of $260,000 bond.

Matos, of Artelia Drive, is charged with three counts of aggravated robbery, weapon possession during the commission of a felony, theft of property, and drug possession. He is being held in lieu of $207,500 bond. Matos’s case has been bound over to a grand jury..

According to Metro police, Hammonds is also accused of firing shots on June 22 at the Regions Bank ATM on Hickory Hollow Parkway and robbing two men minutes later in separate hold-ups in an apartment complex parking lot on Hickory Hollow Place.

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