Convicted Robber & Parolee Charged with Gallatin Avenue Pharmacy Hold-Up
April 10, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alert police work led to Wednesday’s arrest of convicted robber and parolee Justin Conyers, 22, a short time after he allegedly held-up the Rite Aid at 700 Gallatin Avenue.
Conyers, of North 5th Street, entered the pharmacy at 10:40 a.m. and acted as if he was going to make a purchase. He then walked behind the counter and placed a knife against the clerk’s throat before taking cash from the register.
East Precinct Officer Martin Gonzalez later spotted Conyers on Douglas Avenue near Trevecca Avenue where he was taken into custody. Conyers was positively identified as the robber.
Conyers is charged with aggravated robbery and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.
Conyers was convicted in 2011 of robbing two East Nashville businesses and sentenced to eight years. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.