Police Arrest Convicted Robbers Suspected in Several Hold-Ups
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Metro Police arrested two convicted robbers believed to be behind several hold-ups in Germantown and the Hermitage area.
Tuesday night metro detectives responded to a robbery on 5th Avenue North. The victim reported that he had been pistol whipped during the hold-up and the suspect's gun had fired during the beating. His keys and wallet were taken.
About 30 minutes later, Hermitage Precinct officers responded to a robbery in the 300 block of Fesslers Lane. In this case, two men wearing pantyhose to cover their faces ordered four men to the ground at gunpoint, took their belongings and drove away in a white Ford Explorer.
Central Precinct detectives realized the description matched a robbery in Germantown Sunday night when a jogger was robbed at gunpoint. The getaway vehicle was also a white Ford Explorer.
The description of the getaway Ford Explorer was broadcast Tuesday night. Hermitage Precinct officers stopped the SUV as the driver pulled into InTown Suites at 2823 Murfreesboro Pike.
Officers took 50-year-old Marvin Whitson and 29-year-old Walter Hooks into custody. Both were positively identified as the robbers in the Hermitage case.
So far, Whitson and Hooks have been booked on four counts of aggravated robbery in relation to the Hermitage hold-up. Charges in the Germantown robberies are pending.
Both have convictions for aggravated robbery and assault.