Nashville Officer Helps Prevent Robbery


A Metro police officer was in the right place at the right time and prevented a robbery.

The officer was at the Pilot Travel Center on West Trinity Lane on Sunday night when he saw a man walking around the store, talking on his cell phone and watching the officer and a security guard.

Another man was outside the store, also talking on a cell phone. The officer said he saw him tuck what looked like a pistol into his waistband.

When police questioned the men, both admitted they planned to rob the store and split the money, officers said.

Benjamin Taylor and Antonio Parham are charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.

The gun was a BB pistol that resembled a real gun, police said.

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