Liquor Store Raided For Allegedly Selling Stolen Merchandise
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A liquor store in Nashville was raided Wednesday morning for allegations of selling stolen merchandise.
Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said Northwest Liquors was raided after an investigation revealed the store’s employees were allegedly dealing with stolen merchandise. Investigators confiscated the store’s entire stock in the raid.
The store’s owner and operator, 47-year-old Jenar Kader, along with another employee, 29-year-old Waldorf Coleman Jr., were expected to be charged in the incident.
On ten separate occasions, detectives said staff at the store purchased a total of eleven gift cards, collectively valued at $5,000 from an undercover police officer in exchange for $260 cash and a small amount of cocaine.
They also reportedly bought detergent and dishwashing soap valued at more than $400 dollars for about a fourth of its actual worth.
Police said Coleman, who is a convicted felon, is also wanted on separate outstanding warrants, charging him with attempted murder and aggravated assault for allegedly shooting his pregnant girlfriend and another man during an argument on March 17 outside her North Nashville residence.
He was also said to have previous convictions of felon in possession of a handgun, evading arrest and drug possession.
Anyone who knows of Coleman’s whereabouts has been asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME or text the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES).