Franklin Police are investigating two back-to-back robberies committed by a single gunman. At 6:25 p.m., officers were dispatched to the first robbery at the Dollar General, located in the Independence Square Shopping Plaza on Hillsboro Road. While en route to that scene, the call of a second armed robbery came in from the Goodwill store, located next door in the same plaza. In both cases, a black male suspect entered the business, displayed a handgun, and demanded money from the clerks. The suspect fled on foot following the second robbery, and remains at large. Detectives do not believe that he is still in the immediate area. No one was hurt during either robbery.
Witnesses describe the suspect as a light-skinned black male with a beard, wearing a grey and white striped hoodie. The Franklin Police Department is offering a $5,000 cash reward for information in these robberies. Call Franklin Police: (615) 794-2513 or Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000 with any information.
# # #