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Man turns himself in for armed robbery of Nashville gas station, police say

Nashville police search for armed robbery suspect

Surveillance photos show the man accused of robbing the BP station.
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Surveillance photos show the man accused of robbing the BP station.

A man turned himself in to authorities in California on Saturday, claiming responsibility for the armed robbery of a Nasvhille, Illinois gas station Jan. 31.

On Saturday, an arrest warrant was issued for Jordan T. Macbeth, 18, in connection with the robbery of a BP gas station. Macbeth, who is from Virginia, was also arrested on a desertion warrant issued by the U.S. Army.

According to police, on Jan. 31, a man bought gas at the BP station, located at 11724 Illinois 127, and returned about 25 minutes later around 4 p.m. to rob the store. Surveillance photos show a white, dark-haired man pointing a black revolver handgun at a clerk.

Macbeth was scheduled to be extradited to Washington County Jail with a bail set at $250,000, according to a press release from the Nashville Police Department.

“Nashville P.D. would like to thank the Washington County Sheriff's Department, Okawville Police Department, Culpeper County Sheriff's Department (Virginia), the Madera County Sheriff's Department (California), and the U.S. Army CID Unit for their assistance in the apprehension of this individual,” the press release read.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6