Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Detectives are investigating an armed robbery in the Hickory Hills subdivision. Around 11:40 a.m. today, a pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint while making a delivery in the 2700 block of Leesa Ann Lane.
The robbery suspect was described as a thin black male, believed to be a teenager, wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt and red shoes. He was last seen by witnesses running towards the woods off Leesa Ann Lane and New London Court. The suspect ran to a vehicle, and further information confirmed the suspect fled the neighborhood in a vehicle, which appears to be a black small to midsize SUV.
Detectives do not believe this incident is connected to the unknown homeless man living in nearby woods. However, detectives do believe it is connected to area robberies being committed by armed teenagers approaching individuals in public. It is likely that the suspects spotted the delivery driver traveling to make a delivery, and the suspect(s) took the opportunity to follow and rob the victim.
Citizens also reported hearing gunshots in the area. However, it is unknown if the gunshots and the robbery are connected. No one was injured during this incident.
Multiple police officers have been scheduled to extra patrol the neighborhood throughout the day and coming days. Residents in the Hickory Hills subdivision will notice an increased police presence.