Police: Man bought movie ticket, slept in theater to rob it

Published 9:06 am Tuesday, November 5, 2019

NASHVILLE (AP) — Police in Nashville are searching for a man they say paid for a movie ticket and spent the night inside a theater waiting to rob the business once it opened.

Metro police identified 57-year-old Lloyd Eugene Rhodes on Friday as the suspect who they say robbed an AMC theater at gunpoint the day before. News outlets report that investigators think Rhodes bought a movie ticket Wednesday night and hid inside the theater during closing. When a 23-year-old employee opened the business the next 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.

Police said Rhodes has committed similar robberies in other cities, including Memphis.

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He hadn’t been captured as of Friday.