Saturday, May 9, 2009

Robbery suspects needed money to pay bills, police say

Tennessean May 9, 2009 Police say a Nashville man and his girlfriend admitted to trying to rob a restaurant Friday morning because they needed money to pay their bills. According to a Metro police statement: At 9 a.m., Alexa Forkum, 22, of Roxbrough Drive, pulled out a gun and demanded money at the Subway restaurant at 450 Donelson Pike. She fled empty-handed in a Chevrolet Blazer driven by her boyfriend, Alex Lane, 23, of Lincoya Bay Drive. They were later caught. During questioning, Forkum admitted to the Wednesday night armed robbery at the Circle K, 2011 Elm Hill Pike, police said. The couple is jailed and faces attempted aggravated robbery charges. Forkum is also charged with aggravated robbery. — NICOLE YOUNG

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