A 21-year-old man is wanted for holding up and locking a teen in the trunk of his car Tuesday afternoon in a Green Hills parking garage, Metro police said.
Christopher James Gross, of Arbor Ridge Drive in Antioch, will be charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping. Police are working to identify a second man involved in the robbery who was described as thin, black, most likely in his 20s, with very short hair, police said.
On Tuesday afternoon, Erin Thurman, 18, was standing outside his broken down Nissan Maxima in a parking garage near the Green Hills movie theater waiting for automobile club assistance when an older model large sedan containing two men pulled up beside him, according to police. They robbed him at gunpoint of his wallet and cell phone before forcing him into the trunk of the Maxima, police said. Thurman was freed by a man doing repair work on the garage who heard the teen yelling and banging from inside his car.
Police are urging anyone who sees Gross or knows of his whereabouts to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME (27463), or send an electronic message to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tips can also be sent through the Crime Stoppers Web site, nashvillecrimestoppers.com
Gross was convicted of unlawful gun possession in June 2007 and was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days. He has also been charged by Metro officers six times this year with driving on a suspended license.