Franklin police search for man who broke into home with grandmother, boy inside

Little boy hid, called mother while intruder was inside home

Franklin burglary

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Franklin police are searching for a man who broke into a Williamson County home Thursday while a disabled grandmother and 11-year-old boy were inside.

It happened on Liberty Hills Drive around 4 p.m.

The man knocked on the front door and when he didn’t get an answer, walked around to the back of the home and broke in.

The little boy hid and called his mother, who then called police.

The grandmother lay helplessly in bed while the intruder was inside the home.

Once the suspect realized the home was occupied, he fled the residence. Neither the little boy nor his grandmother were injured during the burglary.

During the investigation, officers spoke with a neighbor who also encountered the suspect while he was attempting to break into his back yard gate. The suspect quickly left the man’s yard, just prior to breaking into the Liberty Hills Drive residence.

Police are asking Liberty Hills area residents who have home surveillance systems to review their footage to see if they might have captured anyone or anything suspicious.

The suspect is described as a red-headed white male with a buzz-style haircut and beard. He would be driving an older model red 4-door Jeep-type vehicle. Police described his hair color as distinctly orange.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-794-4000.

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