New photos & information released in violent Franklin bank robbery

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Franklin Police and the FBI are releasing additional information about this morning’s robbery at the SunTrust Bank, 1109 Murfreesboro Road. Shortly after 9am, the suspect walked into the branch wearing a ski mask and brandishing a handgun. He left the bank after tellers complied with his demands – no one was hurt.

Investigators believe that the suspect fled in this silver colored sub-compact car. Detectives are working with witnesses who saw the suspect before he pulled the mask over his face, and believe this TBI composite sketch to be a good likeness of the suspect. Anyone with information is urged to contact Franklin Police or the FBI.

Information in this case is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

Franklin Police, FBI Investigating Murfreesboro Road Bank Robbery

williamson Square 12-30-15 #6Franklin Police and the FBI are investigating a bank robbery. At 9:09 am, the suspect entered the SunTrust Bank at 1109 Murfreesboro Road. Once inside, he immediately approached the teller counter and announced the robbery. The suspect, who was wearing a ski mask and armed with a handgun, left with cash after the tellers complied. No one was hurt during the robbery.

Investigators do not believe that the suspect is still in the area. Additional photographs of the suspect and a possible suspect vehicle are forthcoming.

Franklin Detectives need your help identifying these suspects; Reward offered for info on their identity

UPDATE: Arrest Made: Posted 03/17/2016

Detectives in Franklin want to identify the four suspects in these surveillance pictures. On December 14, the suspects went into the Target at 1701 Galleria Blvd. in Franklin and stole items valued at $2315.  They were last seen driving away in a dark Chevy Tahoe.

Information on the identity of these suspects is worth up to $1,000
with an anonymous call to
Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000

SILVER ALERT: Missing 82-year-old John Niznik last seen at 8am

UPDATE: Man found hospitalized, Silver Alert cancelled.

Franklin Police have issued a *SILVER ALERT* for 82-year-old John Niznik.

Niznik was last seen driving a 1998 green Chevy Tahoe with Tennessee license plate 244 PFR. He was last seen at 8am, leaving his home in the Polk Place subdivision, destined for St. Philip Catholic Church in Franklin. It is unknown what he was wearing. Niznik has a heart condition and may be suffering from the early stages of dementia.

If you see Mr. Niznik, or have information on his whereabouts, call 9-1-1.

More than $5k in stolen merchandise recovered after officers net five arrests, in four incidents, in two hours

Antwuan T. Ayers Date of Birth: 06/12/1987 1506 Thomas Drive SW Decatur, AL 35601

Antwuan T. Ayers
Date of Birth: 06/12/1987
1506 Thomas Drive SW
Decatur, AL 35601

At 3pm last night undercover Franklin Police Flex Officers witnessed Antwuan Ayers, of Decatur, AL, put several items of clothing from CoolSprings Galleria’s Crazy 8 into a shopping bag and up his jacket sleeve. Officers also found a “shopping list” on Ayers. Career thieves are often found with these types of lists, containing orders from others intending to buy the stolen merchandise. $355 in stolen merchandise was recovered from Ayers, who was charged with Theft. He is free on a $2,500 bond and due in court 01/07/2016 at 1pm.

Ashleigh N. Cox Date of Birth: 08/04/1989 712 Maple Place Nashville, TN 37206

Ashleigh N. Cox
Date of Birth: 08/04/1989
712 Maple Place
Nashville, TN 37206

Shaquita R. Fitzpatrick Date of Birth: 04/05/1993 1500 Porter Road #S6 Nashville, TN 37206

Shaquita R. Fitzpatrick
Date of Birth: 04/05/1993
1500 Porter Road #S6
Nashville, TN 37206

Just two hours later, undercover FPD Flex Officers watched Ashleigh Cox and Shaquita Fitzpatrick, both of Nashville, stuffing merchandise from Crazy 8 into a stroller (with a child inside), and in their jackets. Officers located additional stolen merchandise from the Galleria’s Hollister and American Eagle stores, along with stolen goods from Old Navy and Babies R Us in their vehicle.

In all, more than $2,000 in shoplifted merchandise was recovered in this incident. Also found in the vehicle was a “shopping list” containing sizes and stores, assisting the women with knowing which items to steal from what stores. Cox was charged with Felony Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, and Unlawful Possession of an Anti-Theft Device Removal Tool. She is free on a $6,000 bond. Fitzpatrick, free on a $5,000 bond, was charged with Felony Theft and Possession of Stolen Property. Both women are due in court 12/31/2015 at 1pm.

Tameka L. Crutcher Date of Birth: 02/16/1980 3721 Brodmor Huntsville, AL 35810

Tameka L. Crutcher
Date of Birth: 02/16/1980
3721 Brodmor
Huntsville, AL 35810

At the same time, another group of undercover Franklin Police Flex Officers watched Tameka Crutcher, of Huntsville, AL, steal several items of merchandise from Victoria’s Secret in the Mall. In addition to the $320 in stolen Victoria’s Secret merchandise officers recovered, they found $2,300 in eyeglasses she had stolen earlier, from LensCrafters, inside of her vehicle. Crutcher, charged with Felony Theft and Possession of Marijuana, is free on a $25,000 bond. She is due in court 12/31/2015 at 1pm.

Mickesha N. Malcolm Date of Birth: 10/20/1984 8223 Wilson Pike Cir Brentwood, TN 37069

Mickesha N. Malcolm
Date of Birth: 10/20/1984
8223 Wilson Pike Cir
Brentwood, TN 37069

Ten minutes later, at 5:10pm, officers were summoned to the nearby Kohl’s at 300 Spring Creek Drive, where security spotted 31-year-old Mickesha Malcolm, of Brentwood, concealing merchandise. Thirteen items, valued at more than $600, were discovered concealed in Malcolm’s purse. Malcolm, charged with Felony Theft, remains jailed on a $15,000 bond.

Franklin Police have a stern warning for shoplifters: If you steal in our City, you will be caught and arrested.

Franklin Police continue dedicated undercover operations, especially in the Cool Springs area, to detect and apprehend criminals in our shopping districts. The zero-tolerance op, combining marked and unmarked patrols, continues through the remainder of the Christmas shopping season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Promotes new Sergeant and Lieutenant

IMG_4672 At a special ceremony this morning at Police Headquarters, Franklin Police Chief Deborah Faulkner promoted Master Patrol Officer Amy Butler to Sergeant, and Sergeant Rick Clouse to the rank of Lieutenant. “These police veterans have proven their ability to lead and inspire,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “I am honored by their service and dedication to this Department and our community.”

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This morning, City Administrator Eric Stuckey congratulated Butler and Clouse on their accomplishment and challenged them in their continued commitment to delivering police excellence to Franklin.

Sergeant Butler’s mother pinned her new badge to her uniform. Clouse’s wife took the honors of pinning on his new Lieutenant’s badge. Lieutenant Clouse and Sergeant Butler have been assigned to the Department’s Alpha Shift, which starts its tour of duty at 9:00pm.

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