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Parolee Charged In East Nashville Pharmacy Robbery

Parolee Charged In East Nashville Pharmacy Robbery

CREATED Apr 10, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A convicted robber and parolee was arrested shortly after he allegedly robbed a pharmacy in east Nashville.

Officials with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said 22-year-old Justin Conyers entered the Rite Aid on Gallatin Avenue around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday and acted as if he was going to buy something.

He then allegedly walked behind the counter, placed a knife against the clerk's throat, and then took cash from the register.

An officer later spotted Conyers on Douglas Avenue near Trevecca Avenue and took him into custody. He was positively identified as the robber.

Conyers was charged with aggravated robbery and held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

In 2011, he was convicted of robbing two east Nashville businesses and sentenced to eight years.