Police detectives capture and apprehend hotel robbery suspect involved in multiple investigations
Mt. Juliet Police officers were summoned to the scene of a hotel robbery in at the Quality Inn located on Herschel Drive on early Monday morning, January 23rd.
The incident was reported shortly after 5 a.m. in the early morning hours of Monday morning.
The suspects entered the hotel holding a knife demanding cash money from the business
Detectives believe the man behind the crime is involved in other local hotel robberies that have recently occurred.
The case is still being investigated by local authorities which may have connection with prior Nashville hotel robberies.
According to Mt. Juliet Police Department, two men, one armed with a knife, entered Quality Inn this morning, demanding cash from an employee. Around 5:09 a.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017, Mt. Juliet Police officers responded to an armed robbery at the Quality Inn (1000 Herschel Dr) hotel after an employee called 911 to report a robbery. Prior to police arrival, the suspects fled the area in a Nissan Altima after stealing cash from behind the front counter.
Detectives responded to the scene to conduct a comprehensive investigation. It was revealed that an adult, white male suspect entered the hotel first. That suspect jumped the front counter and presented a knife to the employee. During the confrontation, the suspect told the employee to lay down in the back room. Another suspect, who had their face hidden, entered the hotel shortly after the first and jumped the counter. After stealing an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects ran out of the store to a light colored, newer-model Nissan Altima and fled the area.
Thankfully, no one was injured during this incident. Detectives hope someone in the community will recognize the suspects and their clothing from surveillance video. It is believed the suspects are the same individuals that have been committing other Nashville area hotel robberies in the recent days, and detectives are working with other jurisdictions in collaboration to identify and apprehend the suspects.
If anyone has a feeling that they possibly recognize the suspects responsible for this crime, they are encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/ .