Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ER Visit Prompts Robbery Investigation

Cookeville police say they first became aware of a robbery this week when the victim showed up at the hospital seeking treatment.  Police say the 26-year-old man told officers that he was robbed in the parking lot of an apartment complex on North Chestnut Avenue by two men who approached him and demanded all of his money.  The victim says one of the men had a gun and says that he was hit in the back of the head with that gun, once the robbers had taken his cash. They left the area in a white van, and authorities say they later spotted and gave chase to a van fitting that description, but the occupants abandoned the vehicle and ran into the woods. Investigation of the case is continuing.