Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of credit card fraud suspect


Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward to anyone who can help identify this man. He used stolen credit card information to make a $4,000 purchase at the Franklin Home Depot.

Call Crime Stoppers if you recognize him

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Update: Franklin Police release photos of accomplice vehicle in Sunday’s violent robbery

Police in Franklin are releasing photographs of the maroon Dodge Durango that dropped off two armed robbers at the Market Master gas station on Columbia Avenue, Sunday night. Pay close attention to the dark rims on the SUV, as well as the damage to the driver’s side.

One suspect has been arrested, but detectives are still working to identify a gunman, as well as a third suspect who was driving this vehicle.

There is a cash reward for information
that leads to additional arrests in this case. 

Crime Stoppers
(615) 794-4000
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New Video: Franklin Police seeking gunman and getaway driver in gas station robbery

Detectives in Franklin are releasing new video from a Sunday night armed robbery at the Columbia Avenue Market Master gas station. Shortly after the robbery, officers arrested 26-year-old Tyshawn Hoesay, of Nashville, hiding in a nearby parking lot. Hoesay remains behind bars. The search continues, however, for the gunman wearing the red hoodie in this video. The hoodie had the word “Trap” in white lettering on the chest and side of the hood. 

Franklin Police are also seeking information about a third suspect, the driver of a maroon Dodge Durango, who dropped the robbery suspects off, and then left them behind as officers began to flood the area.

If you have information about the black male gunman in this video, or the driver of Dodge Durango, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers. There is a cash reward for information that leads to their arrests. 

Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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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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Contractor arrested for vandalizing Franklin boutique

Christopher Bryson
Age: 41
Franklin, Tennessee

An investigation into the July 24 vandalism of the business at 128 Holiday Court has resulted in the arrest of 41-year-old Christopher Bryson, Tuesday.

Detectives determined that Bryson spray-painted the building and a vehicle at that location. Bryson is a contractor who had been working for the victim.

Charged with Felony Vandalism, Bryson is due in court on October 26. He is currently being held on the $2,000 bond set by the Magistrate.




Franklin Police investigating smash & grab burglaries at two Cool Springs businesses


Detectives in Franklin are seeking information about two business break-ins. This video shows a masked suspect breaking into the Cool Springs Boulevard CoreLife Eatery, at 3:10 am, last Thursday, July 8. 

The suspect got away empty-handed but struck again a short time later at Just Love Coffee on Aspen Grove Drive, where the coffee shop’s safe was stolen. 

There is a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. 

Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip


Cash reward offered for ID of Apple Watch thief

Franklin Police want to identify this suspect, wanted for stealing five Apple Watches from the Cool Springs Apple Store. On November 30, the suspect grabbed the watches from a display table before leaving the store. The loss in this case is about $3,000. There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 if you can identify this suspect.

Have information? 
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Arrested: Franklin Police track down Cool Springs jewelry thief in Dallas, TX

Jario Godinez
Age: 19
Smithville, TN

On October 26, Franklin Police began investigating an $80k snatch & grab theft from Grogan Jewelers, located inside the CoolSprings Galleria. Investigators quickly identified the suspect as Jario Godinez, who snatched about a dozen tennis bracelets out of the hands of a sales associate.

Captured in Texas, Godinez was booked into the Williamson County Jail on January 12. FPD Flex Team Officers conducting a fugitive investigation tracked Godinez to an address in Dallas. Officers in Franklin coordinated with Dallas Police who arrested Godinez when he tried to flee out the back door of a Dallas home on December 28. Several tennis bracelets were found on Godinez at the time of his arrest.

Godinez was extradited to Franklin and charged with Felony Theft. He remains behind bars at the Williamson County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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Fugitive who assaulted store security during April getaway arrested

Brayden Bartlett
Age: 20
Murfreesboro, TN

On April 26, shoplifter Brayden Bartlett repeatedly hit and kicked Target security personnel, demolishing anti-theft security towers during his getaway in Cool Springs. Bartlett was taken into custody on July 8 and remains behind bars at the Williamson County Jail.

Charged with Theft, Felony Vandalism, and two counts of Assault, Bartlett will go before a judge at 9:00 am Tuesday morning.

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Help Franklin PD identify two credit card crooks

Franklin Police are working to identify these suspects, wanted for using a stolen credit card to rack up more than $1,000 in fraudulent charges at the Columbia Avenue Target on May 11. Investigators are hopeful that this recently obtained surveillance photo will help lead to an identification and arrest.

Recognize them?
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