Police continue to investigate Insercorp burglary

Published 11:31 am Friday, March 2, 2018

The Franklin Police Department continues to investigate a recent burglary at Insercorp, a web design and development firm located at 300 N. Main St. in downtown Franklin.

According to Capt. Tim Whitt, spokesman for the department, an unknown number of suspects forced their way inside Insercorp on Sunday, Feb. 18, and stole computers, televisions and two firearms. The suspects then entered Personal Touch Home Care Services, which is also housed at 300 N. Main St., through an interior conference room, but did not take anything from that business before exiting.

Whitt also said that as a result of the burglary, there was some damage to the building. According to Tim Bradshaw, founder of Insercorp and owner of the the Bradshaw Building, in which Insercorp and Personal Touch are housed, this included the vandalizing of employees’ workspaces and other physical damage, which he described as “significant.”

Bradshaw added that Insercorp had issued a notice to its clients following the incident informing them that their websites, financial information and other data were safe, secure and unaffected by the intrusion. Insercorp’s web services were also not impacted nor interrupted, he confirmed.

Insercorp was able to resume business and support operations by Feb. 22, Bradshaw said, largely as a result of support it received from Gray Fox Electronics in downtown Franklin.

“This heinous act must not go unpunished,” Bradshaw said on Wednesday. “The criminals, who have made some mistakes, will be caught and brought to justice.”

No suspects have been identified.

The case remains under investigation and anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Franklin Police Department at 562-8575 or visit www.franklinpolice.org.