Franklin police respond to home invasion

Published 9:45 am Wednesday, October 15, 2014

At around 11 p.m. on Monday, a Railroad Avenue woman was at home asleep in her bed when she heard a knock at the door, said Capt. Tim Whitt, spokesman for the Franklin Police Department. When she went to the door and asked who was there, she got no response. However, when she cracked her door, two men forced their way in with another man behind them.

The men were all armed, and one with a long gun, either a rifle or a shotgun, put it to the victim’s head and demanded money. The other two suspects were armed with handguns.

The victim told the men that she had no money, and after approximately 15 minutes, they fled having gained nothing.

Neither the victim nor her teenage daughter were injured.

The suspects are described as black males. One was wearing a grey hoodie, while another was wearing a black hoodie. One suspect had dreadlocks and was wearing a white mask that covered his mouth and chin. All are believed to be in their 20’s.

Police arrived at approximately 11:20 p.m., and by the time they arrived, the suspects had fled the area.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Franklin Police Department at 562-8575 or Franklin Crime Solvers at 562-8599. Information that leads to an arrest can earn the caller a cash reward while remaining anonymous.