NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An 18-year-old is behind bars after Metro police say he admitted his involvement in two robberies of Daily’s convenience stores.
According to a press release, both stores on Alabama and Charlotte avenues were robbed after midnight early Tuesday morning.
Jermaine Southern, 18, and an accomplice armed with a shotgun are accused of walking into the Alabama Avenue location at 12:20 a.m.
Police say the clerk ran to the office and held the door shut as the men approached. Since they could not get inside, the men are accused of grabbing a box of cigars and running away.
Authorities say Southern and his partner then went to the Charlotte Avenue location an hour later and demanded money from the clerk, who was outside at the time.
Metro police say the victim was forced back inside at gunpoint and the suspects got away with more than $300.
Officers were dispatched shortly after the second robbery. Southern was ultimately caught hiding in a grassy area on Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, according to the press release.
The 18-year-old is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and is being held in lieu of $150,000 bond.
Efforts continue to identify his accomplice.