NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Three teenagers were charged in the robbery of a Bordeaux food store during Tuesday morning’s snowstorm.
According to Metro police, Torion Bean and Reggie Lyons, both 18, and Chad Burke-Alexander, 17, face multiple criminal charges, including aggravated robbery, unlawful gun possession, and using a stolen vehicle as their getaway car.
North Precinct officers responded around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday to a robbery call at Bordeaux Food Store on Clarksville Pike.
Officers said two young men, with their faces partially covered and carrying guns, rushed into the store and demanded money. Surveillance shows one of them throw a backpack toward one of the employees and then forces him to open the cash register. He was then forced to the ground with the gun.
The other suspect put the second employee in a head lock, throwing him against the register.
Police said the three teen suspects received money and cartons of cigarettes before running out of the store and leaving in an SUV, which had been reported stolen and was driven by a third person.
Investigators said Lyons and Burke-Alexander committed the robbery while Bean went inside to case the store minutes earlier and drove the getaway car.
Bean is accused of driving the SUV from Clarksville Pike to River Road and River Court, where he wrecked. An off-duty officer who lives nearby witnessed the crash and saw at least one person run from the scene.
“I was outside walking my dog and see an SUV coming at a high rate of speed,” said Officer Brian Woodard, who quickly called for back-up.
“My partners got on the scene pretty quick, including the K-9 unit,” he added.
The robbery suspects were tracked to a home in the 3200 block of Mexico Drive, where a perimeter was established as SWAT teams moved in.
After one hour of police announcements over a car loudspeaker and a brief standoff, police said the three teens emerged from the home.
During the execution of a search warrant, investigators said they recovered two stolen pistols and several packs of cigarettes from behind a section of drywall.
They also said they found clothing worn during the food store robbery had been stashed in the home’s washing machine.
Bean is being held in the Metro jail in lieu of $91,500 bond. Lyons’ bond is set at $95,000.
The Burke-Alexander is being held in juvenile detention pending a hearing this week.