Man charged with robbing 3 Nashville convenience stores

(Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police have arrested the man who they say robbed three convenience markets early Monday morning.

According to a release, the man, now identified as Keenan Cook, approached a clerk around 5 a.m. at the Exxon located at 4198 Murfreesboro Pike under the guise of buying a cup of coffee.

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Keenan Cook (Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

Police said when the clerk opened the register the man jumped the counter, punched the clerk in the face and took cash from the register before fleeing.

About an hour later, police said Cook approached a clerk at the Delta Express at 18 East Thompson Lane under the guise of buying a candy bar. Police said the man pulled out a crowbar from his pants and took money from the register before fleeing. A short time later, around 6:30 a.m., the 30-year-old is said to have gone to the Circle K at 2200 Nolensville Pike.

Police said when the clerk opened the cash drawer to make change for another customer, the robber went to the register and shoved the clerk to the ground before taking cash from the register.

Police said Cook, of Murfreesboro Pike, has previous convictions for theft, kidnapping, domestic assault and assault.

Cook was booked into the Metro jail and charged with two counts of robbery and aggravated assault. His bond was set at $150,000.