App leads to arrest of Midtown armed robbery suspect

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The pings of a stolen cellphone led police to one of the suspects in an armed robbery in midtown Nashville.

According to a Metro police arrest affidavit, the armed robbery happened around 2 a.m. on  August 21.

Two people sitting in a parked car in a lot adjacent to 202 McMillan Street were approached by two men who demanded the victims’ belongings.

The victims gave up their wallets and cellphones.

Around 2 hours after the robbery, one of the stolen cell phones was tracked to a home on Capitol Point.

Police went to the home and spoke with one of the suspects, who was later identified in a photo lineup.

The suspect, 21-year-old William Dowlen, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of aggravated robbery.  His bond was set at $100,000.

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