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Man Charged With Armed Robbery In Opry Mills Parking Lot

Man Charged With Armed Robbery In Opry Mills Parking Lot

CREATED Mar 25, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man has been charged with an armed robbery in the parking lot of Opry Mills mall.

Police arrested 19-year-old Dallas Parker Saturday following the robbery attempt Saturday night around 8:45 p.m.

Parker allegedly approached a man and a woman while they were walking to their car, and demanded their belongings at gunpoint. The victims complied and one ran inside to notify off-duty Metro officers of the robbery.

The officers took Parker into custody after a brief foot pursuit. Parker dropped one of the victim's purse and officers found a handgun that did not belong to her inside. 

Parker, who has previous unlawful gun and drug possession convictions, was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery along with a crooks with guns law violation. His bond was set at $285,000.