Investigators said surveillance video from outside the Gamestop store in Nashville's Madison neighborhood shows the man arrive in the parking lot in a Nissan Versa around 10 a.m. Wednesday and circle the parking lot for more than an hour before pulling in close to the store, WSMV-TV, Nashville, reported Tuesday.
Police said the man then called the store from the parking lot and said he needed the $499.99 Xbox One system and about $200 worth of kid-friendly games as a gift. He asked employees to have the items ready for him to pick up on his way to work.
The man, who was wearing a blue mask over his face, then entered the store, displayed a black semi-automatic handgun to the clerk and took the bag containing the items he ordered as well as about $600 from the cash register.
The suspect was described as a black man in his 20s wearing all blue clothing.