Man charged with committing three robberies in one day
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Nashville Police were able to track down and arrest a man after he allegedly performed a string of robberies for money around Nashville on Wednesday.
According to Metro Police, 20-year-old Montaz Tate robbed three different people at gunpoint, starting with a worker at a construction site on Hillside Drive in West Nashville around 8 a.m. Police said Tate approached two workers at the site and demanded money or he would shoot them. One worker had just been paid, so he handed over $600 in cash and Tate ran away.
About 20 minutes later, police say Tate also approached a woman outside her Banjo Street home in the Holiday Village community. He demanded money at gunpoint and when she told him she didn’t have any, Tate forced his way into her home where another family member gave him some and fled.
Upon leaving that residence, Tate encountered another woman on Banjo Street and took $25 from her purse at gunpoint.
People who live nearby say they are concerned.
“Especially because it happened on our street,” says Kayla Gomez. “I would think since there’s so many like other trailers, we wouldn’t be the first target, but here we are.”
Through witness accounts and descriptions, officers caught up with Tate later Wednesday morning and he was taken into custody following a brief foot pursuit. The semi-automatic pistol he used during the robberies was recovered after the chase and found to be stolen from a parked vehicle on Dover Glen Drive in September.
Tate faces seven charges, including three counts of aggravated robbery. He remains in custody on $317,000 bond.
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