BY MATT MASTERS
The Brentwood Police Department and Nolensville Police Department released a joint press release on Friday, one week after a string of armed robberies targeted landscapers across the two jurisdictions.
Detectives with the Brentwood Police Department have charged six suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday shortly after Noon at 9968 Lodestone Drive.
The victim, a landscaping contractor, was working at a residence when he was robbed at gunpoint by two suspects. Who he described as Hispanic males wearing black clothing who fled in a small red car.
According to a news release, shortly after BPD notified surrounding agencies of the robbery, officers with the Nolensville Police Department stopped a red Hyundai on Sunset Road near Bennington Place.
Six people were arrested after both NPD and BPD detectives recovered a weapon believed to have been used in the robbery.
The suspects, identified as Victor Hernandez, 18, of Antioch, Luis Garcia Padilla, 18, of Antioch, Fa Rot, 18, of Nashville, Justine Wilton, 19, of Murfreesboro, Zakayla Lloyd, 18, of Lebanon, and Alexander Rivera-Sanchez, 17, of Antioch, were all charged with one count of aggravated robbery.
Rot was also charged with one count of theft under $1,000. Rot is being held in the Williamson County Jail with a $105,000 bond, while the other suspects are all held on a $95,000 bond.
The news release also said that BPD is working with Metro Nashville and NPD in investigating other incidents, which have been reported in the area, although according to BPD Assistant Chief Tommy Walsh, he could not confirm that the six arrested suspects were connected to any of the other robberies at this time.
This is the second incident in Brentwood in one week, after an armed robbery took place on Friday, Sept. 6, around 1:20 p.m. also targeting landscapers who fled in a red car.
No one was injured in the robbery that saw cell phones and money stolen from the victims.
The three suspects brandished firearms, but no shots were fired and no injuries were reported, according to Nolensville Police Chief Roddy Parker.
On Thursday the Nolensville Police Department announced the arrest of six then unidentified people on the department’s Facebook page.
Nolensville Police continue to investigate those robberies and, according to the news release, plan to present information regarding those incidents to an upcoming Williamson County Grand Jury.
Anyone with additional information regarding these suspects is asked to contact Brentwood Police at (615)371-0160 or [email protected].