Police make arrest in home invasion robbery

Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 8:49pm
Staff reports

A Honduran national, who allegedly forced his way into a south Nashville home at gunpoint, was arrested at his Murfreesboro Pike apartment this afternoon, according to police.

Police say the 17-year-old, along with an accomplice, entered the Cedar Drive home just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, bound a 36-year-old woman with electrical cords and gagged her with a shirt. The duo allegedly ransacked the home and took cash, jewelry and a cell phone.

The victim, who is of Hispanic descent, freed herself and contacted a friend who aided in translating her account of events to a 911 operator, police said.

Forensic evidence collected at the scene led to the identification of a suspect who was later arrested in the parking lot of Altamont Pointe Apartments at 860 Murfreesboro Pike.

Police say the victim subsequently identified the suspect from a photo line-up.

The suspect is now being held at juvenile detention on a charge of aggravated robbery.

Efforts are continuing to identify his accomplice.

The suspects fled Cedar Drive in a two-tone green Ford Expedition, which was located Thursday in the apartment complex parking lot.