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South Precinct Detectives Working to Identify the Men Who Robbed Two Visitors to Nashville Early Today



Two Swedish tourists received minor injuries during a 3:30 a.m. robbery as they walked on 4th Avenue South near Chestnut Street.

The victims, both 30-year-old men, reported that a red four-door sedan occupied by two men, pulled up to them on three occasions over a span of a few minutes. On two occasions, they asked the victims whether they wanted to buy marijuana. The victims said they were not interested. The third time, the passenger jumped out and, at gunpoint, demanded their belongings. After the victims complied, the gunman fired a shot into the pavement, causing ricocheting shrapnel to hit both victims, one in the arm, the other in the ankle. The lacerations they received were minor, although the victim with the ankle injury went to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.

The gunman is described as a black man, 18 to 25 years old, 5’8” tall, weighing 160 pounds, with ear-length dreadlocks. He wore a T-shirt, a white hoodie tied around his waist, and light colored shorts.

Anyone with information on the gunman and/or the driver of the red four-door car is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.