Woman attacked, robbed in downtown Nashville; Police search for suspects

(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are searching for two people accused of attacking and robbing a woman in downtown Nashville.

It happened at 10:55 p.m. Saturday night on Junior Gilliam Way.

According to police, the 59-year-old victim had just attended a performance at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC).

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

She was walking near the right field entrance to First Tennessee Park on the way to her Third Avenue North apartment when two people approached her.

The men reportedly came up to the woman from behind and struck her in the head with a metal stake, knocking her to the ground.

They then took her purse and cell phone and fled on foot in different directions.

The victim was taken to a hospital with a serious gash on her head.

The robbers are described as young black men in their late teens.

One wore a long, black jacket, red pants, and black shoes with white soles. The other had on a gray hoodie, blue jeans and white shoes.

Anyone who recognizes the individuals should contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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