Franklin Police capture Sunday night gas station robber; working to ID others

Shortly before 9:00, Sunday night, a witness called police after seeing two masked men walk into the Columbia Avenue Market Master. Area officers, who were only moments away, saw the suspects run into a nearby commercial area, called for additional officers to set up a perimeter, and requested a Williamson County Sheriff K9. 

Tyshawn Hoesay
Age: 26
Nashville, TN

Officers quickly apprehended 26-year-old Tyshawn Hoesay, of Nashville. Detectives are working to identify a second robber, as well as a getaway driver, in a maroon Dodge Durango, who left the other two suspects behind. 

This was a violent robbery. The suspects roughed up the clerk and used a gun to repeatedly threaten to kill him. Thankfully, he was not seriously injured. 

Charged with Aggravated Robbery, Hoesay is being held on the $250,000 bond set by the Magistrate.

If you have any information about the second suspect or the getaway driver, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers. There is a cash reward for information that leads to additional arrests. 

Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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