Federal Ex-Con Arrested for Today's West Nashville Bank Robbery
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This afternoon’s suspected robber of Fifth Third Bank’s 5625 Charlotte Pike branch found himself in the back of a police car less than one hour after making his getaway.
Ronald A. Edmondson, 49, is now in the custody of the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force. He is no stranger to bank robbery. He was released from federal prison late last year as the result of his Nashville bank robbery conviction in December 2009.
In today’s case, Edmondson, wearing black clothing and a black hooded sweatshirt, is alleged to have entered the bank at 1:15 p.m. and verbally demanded money from a teller. After getting cash he fled. West Precinct Officer Greg McDaniel alertly spotted Edmondson a short time later in a parking lot near Morrow Road and Charlotte Avenue. Edmondson pulled out of the lot driving a black Toyota Avalon. Officers McDaniel and Rob Morris stopped the car on Morrow Road under the I-40 overpass. Money believed to have been taken in the robbery was recovered.