Skip to comments.2 robbers hold 40 Nashville restaurant customers at gunpoint
Posted on 12/31/2010 11:34:28 AM PST by smokingfrog
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Two men walked into a packed east Nashville restaurant and robbed it at gunpoint, forcing 40 people to the ground.
Metro police said around 11 p.m. Wednesday, two men with what looked like pantyhose over their heads walked into the Holland House on West Eastland Avenue.
One of the suspects was holding a sawed off shotgun and the other had a handgun.
About 40 customers were forced onto the floor.
"When you have someone willing to come in and try and control 30 to 40 people in any type of setting, obviously there's a propensity for violence in those acts," Metro Police Capt. Chris Taylor said. "Just if by chance if they make a mistake, have their finger on the trigger and it goes off, the chances of somebody getting hurt are 10 fold."
The men stole some of the customers' items but focused mainly on the restaurant's money.
"The first thing that came to mind was, Are my neighbors OK, was my staff OK.' Thankfully everyone was," owner of Holland House Terrell Raley said.
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I couldn't find anything here.
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Seems there were some visiting football teams in Nashville this week. Looks like a couple of the players stuck around.
That’s over on what has long been known as “the wrong side of Gallatin Road” and is maybe 12 blocks from my home. It is a building which has only recently been converted into what looks like a nice restaurant. This will make it less attractive I’m sure.
Come on Yolanda what’s Fonzie like?
They should be easy to spot.
Gee, no mention of race - wonder why? Usually the police are quick to point out the race of the perps.
How cool is that! A website that lists all of the restraunts in Tennessee that are safe for criminal activity!
Nashville is the 7th Most Dangerous City in America. Memphis is the Most Dangerous City in America.
Nashville ranked seventh most dangerous city
Nashville City Paper ^ | 10-15-10 | Nashville City Paper
I can take a hit for the team, unless she's fat.
No doubt a couple of crack dealers who are having a hard time making ends meet. I could just about tell you the 10 square block area where they come from. This place is right on the outside edge of “civilization”.
Perhaps these folks were tired of waiting for Obama’s “Summer of Recovery”.
Ouch. Someone spent a lot of money doing that. Opening a restaurant takes lots 'o cash.
To have a robbery the opening year is going to hurt.
Would have been good advertising if a cook had slipped into the front and nailed both with knives.... but cooks stay in the back. And NEVER get robbed. You gonna rob a man with a razor sharp 8" chef's knife, 10 gallons of oil at 350F and several square feet of burning hot grill available? Not likely.... (We got a new special for next week!)
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