Monday, October 25, 2010

Sam's Club parking lot robbers arrested

Tennessean Two men suspected in the robbery of a woman's purse in a Nashville store parking lots have been arrested, according to the Metro Police Department. Deon Townsend, 19, and Marcus Norman, 23, both of 31st Avenue South, are charged with robbing a woman of her purse at 6:55 p.m. Saturday as she pushed a shopping cart to her vehicle in the parking lot of Sam’s Club at 1300 Antioch Pike. According to police, the suspects were stopped minutes. An officer, who had heard about the robbery on the dispatch radio, stopped the suspects' vehicle on Haywood Lane near Interstate-24 for a headlight violation Townsend later admitted to other similar robberies,according to police, including one on Oct. 13 of a woman in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Hamilton Church Road. Townsend is being charged in that case according to police.

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