2 wanted in ‘violent’ armed robbery of Franklin hotel

(Courtesy: Franklin Police Department)
(Courtesy: Franklin Police Department)

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two men are wanted by Franklin police for what they call a “violent” armed robbery, and a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to their arrests.

Authorities said it happened when the men, armed with a gun and knife, entered the Baymont Inn on Franklin Commons Court around 1 a.m.

They had bandanas on their faces and reportedly announced the robbery. Police say the clerk complied and the suspects left after getting money.

“Pay close attention to the suspect in the black jacket, who was caught on camera prior to covering his face,” the Franklin Police Department said in a press release.

(Courtesy: Franklin Police Department)
(Courtesy: Franklin Police Department)

It’s believed they got away in a newer-model burgundy or burnt orange Ford Expedition.

In surveillance video a blonde female, believed in her late teens to early 20s, can be seen waiting in the getaway vehicle during the robbery.

One of the male suspects was wearing a grey sweatshirt with an orange “E.” Detectives have confirmed it to be an Ensworth High School sweatshirt from about five years ago.

The Franklin Police Department is offering a $5,000 reward for information in this case. If you have any information, call Franklin Police 615-794-2513 or Crime Stoppers at 615-794-4000.

Authorities from Smyrna, Franklin and Clarksville are working together to investigate if similar robberies are connected. Click here for full coverage of the robberies.