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Nashville woman robbed at gunpoint by men wearing Halloween masks in midtown

A Nashville woman was robbed at gunpoint by two men wearing masks while she was walking down 17th Avenue near Church Street early Wednesday morning. PHOTO: MGN

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Nashville woman was robbed at gunpoint by two men wearing masks while she was walking down 17th Avenue near Church Street early Wednesday morning.

Originally posted by the victim on social media, the woman says she and her roommate were walking on 17th when her roommate noticed two men wearing masks and black hoodies coming in their direction. The two women started running, but the victim fell down.

According to the report from Metro Nashville Police, and the victim's statement on social media, the men were armed, with one pointing a gun at her head and the other pointing the gun in her stomach. The men took the victim's purse, car keys, and cell phone but thankfully let her go.

Fortunately, she was unscathed. The victim reported she broke her elbow when she fell.

According to police, one of the assailants was wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and the other was wearing a black and red devil mask. One of the men is described as a black male but the other suspect's race is unknown.

Metro Police spokeswoman Kris Mumford says police are investigating the armed robbery and have increased patrols in the area.

Anyone with information on the robbery with information is eligible for up to a $1,000 reward from Crimestoppers. If you have information call Metro Nasvhille Police at 615-862-8600.

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