Police say man wanted in a robbery at a Memphis theater also robbed Nashville theater


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police in Nashville are searching for a man who they say robbed a theater there, after robbing a Memphis theater the week before.

Nashville Metro Police say the man, identified as 57-year-old Lloyd Eugene Rhodes, paid for a movie ticket and spent the night inside an AMC theater, waiting to rob the business once it opened.

Investigators think Rhodes bought a movie ticket Wednesday night and hid inside the theater during closing. When a 23-year-old employee opened up Thursday morning, police say Rhodes pointed a gun at her and demanded cash. He’s also accused of stealing the employee’s cell phone and car.

Memphis police issued a warrant for aggravated robbery in the Memphis case. Police say around 11:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, Rhodes entered the Studio on the Square during a matinee waving a gun at the employees. Investigators say he took a deposit bag holding an unknown amount of cash and took off. 

Police say Rhodes drove to a nearby home and parked in the driveway, then walked away. A homeowner caught Rhodes leaving the car on his Ring doorbell camera.

Anyone with information on Rhodes whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

Robbery Suspect WantedInvestigators Need Assistance 2105 CourtOn Friday, October 25, 2019, the Theater on the Square…

Posted by Memphis Police Department est.1827 on Tuesday, October 29, 2019
** UPDATED VIDEO** Business Robbery Malco Studio on the Square 2105 Court Avenue Report #1910011965ME

** UPDATED VIDEO** Business RobberyMalco Studio on the Square2105 Court AvenueReport #1910011965MEMEMPHIS, TN – On Friday, October 25, 2019, officers made the scene of a business robbery at Malco Studio on the Square, located at 2105 Court Ave and were advised at 11:15a.m., a male subject entered the business and brandished a firearm. The subject demanded money from the safe. The suspect took an undetermined amount of money from the business and the victim’s vehicle.The subject was last seen fleeing westbound from the business.The subject is described as a male, 5’08” – 5”10”, 35 to 40 YOA, light complexion, medium build, wearing a grey hat, grey shirt, grey pants and black shoes.No arrests have been made at this point. The investigation is ongoing.Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous.You can also submit your tip at http://www.crimestopmem.org where you will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. You can submit anonymous tips from our free and secure mobile app by searching your app store for “P3 Tips”.If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.About the Memphis Police DepartmentThe Memphis Police Department is a premier law enforcement agency that serves and protects the citizens of Memphis, Tennessee. Our purpose is to create and maintain public safety in the city of Memphis. We do so with focused attention on preventing and reducing crime, enforcing the law, and apprehending criminals.

Posted by Memphis Police Department est.1827 on Monday, October 28, 2019

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