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Police looking for armed robbery suspects

B&E required Second Avenue to be closed for a time

FRANKLIN

Franklin Police are seeking the whereabouts and identity to two people who robbed a business in the 1400 block of South Street in Franklin. Sgt. Scott Halverson, department spokesman, stated that communications center got a call at 3:42 a.m. today, Sept. 25.

The two suspects are said to have entered the business brandishing firearms. They demanded money and afterward fled the scene.

At 4:30 a.m., the department got a call of a breaking-and-entering in the 400 block of Second Avenue, though it was not known at the time if the two incidents were related. At approximately 6:30 a.m., Halverson later reported on the department’s Facebook page that Second Avenue was later closed from Mechanic Street to the city limits due to a tactical situation, and urged people to take an alternate route.

He told The Tidewater News that it was thought the aforementioned suspects were inside a location, but it turned out they were not. The road was reopened an hour later.

The investigation is ongoing, and newspaper will provide updates as they occur.