South Street store robbed at knifepoint

Published 12:45 pm Monday, April 13, 2009

FRANKLIN—A store clerk was robbed at knifepoint Sunday night, according to Franklin police.

Officers went to Man Market at 2016 South St. just before 9:30 p.m.

“Upon their arrival it was learned that a subject had entered the store, walked around the counter and grabbed the clerk around the neck, placing a knife to his throat,” said Lt. Tim Whitt in a press release. “According to the victim, the suspect demanded money from the cash register and threatened to kill him if he did not comply. A struggle between the two led to the clerk receiving a cut to his hand. The suspect eventually made off with $100 in cash and $10 worth of cigarettes and cigars.”

The suspect is described as a black male with a slim muscular build wearing a black hoodie and black jeans; he had blue dye on his face and possibly has a cut on one of his hands.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Franklin Crime Solvers at (757) 562-8599. Information that leads to an arrest could earn the caller a cash reward of up to $1,000, and the caller does not have to give his or her name.