Clarksville Police are investigating two robberies that took place this week and officers believe the same suspect committed both crimes.
On Tuesday, around 7 p.m. officers responded to a robbery located at 303 College Street where a store employee stated a male suspect entered the business, displayed a handgun, and demanded money from him and once he received the undisclosed amount of money, he fled from the scene.
Police say on Thursday, around 3:50 am another robbery took place at 301 Providence Boulevard.
A store employee told police the suspect entered the store and asked about the price of some items in the store and then acted as though he was going to make a purchase and that’s when the suspect, who was standing in front of the cash register, raised his shirt, displayed a handgun, and demanded money and left the business on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
As the investigation ensued, 26-year old Joshua Charles Dunlap of the city became a prime suspect in the College Street robbery through identification in a photo lineup.
Dunlap was located and transported to the detective division and while being interviewed, detectives located clothing matching the description of the College Street suspect and a BB gun at a residence where Dunlap frequents.
Joshua Charles Dunlap is charged with aggravated robbery and was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
Police say Dunlap was on probation for theft of property and burglary when he allegedly committed the robberies and that additional charges are pending against him.