Franklin Police are on the hunt for two armed suspects who robbed two women, four miles apart.
The first robbery occurred at about 8:30 Thursday night, in a parking lot behind the Main Street businesses that run between 3rd and 4th Avenues. An employee, who was leaving work, got into her car and shut the door. Two men, armed with handguns, opened her car door and, after a brief struggle, fled with her purse.
About an hour later, a second woman was robbed in the Sullivan Farms subdivision, four miles away. A resident in the 300 block of Applecross Drive was arriving home when the same two suspects walked into her garage, pointed their guns at her, and demanded money. The suspects tried forcing the woman inside of her home; during the struggle, she screamed. When a neighbor who was walking his dog approached, one of the suspects pointed their gun at him. One of the items stolen during this robbery was a Honda mini bike parked in the victim’s garage.
The suspects in these robberies were described as young black males who tied t-shirts around their face to obscure their identity. They were driving a small maroon SUV. Franklin Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of these suspects. Anyone with information is urged to call.
There are three options for reporting a tip in this case:
- Call Franklin Police: (615) 794-2513
- Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
- Text 615FPD, along with your tip, to 847411.
Tipsters can remain anonymous; detectives want your information, not your name.