Mail Mishap: Franklin Police Seek Man Suspected of Stealing Packages

Apr 30, 2024 at 08:02 pm by WGNS News

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FRANKLIN, TN - In a tale as old as time (or at least as old as doorbell cameras), detectives with the Franklin Police Department are embarking on a quest to determine the identity of a mysterious figure suspected of going door-to-door, but he's not making deliveries. The subject, who was caught on camera while walking down the hallway of a Williamson County apartment complex, is accused of taking packages that didn't belong to him.


Reports suggest that sometime between April 25th and 26th, the unknown man allegedly entered into a vacant apartment in the 400 block of Nichol Mill Ln. in Franklin, Detectives suggest he brazenly slipped through a patio door with the finesse of a cat burglar in the night. But there's more to this story.

Through the lens of vigilant doorbell cameras, two residents of the apartment caught the straight laced looking character in action, carrying off packages like a modern-day Grinch almost a full 7-months before the holidays. Giving twist to the case, it appears as though the culprit, who looked to be pilfering parcels, didn't actually leave the apartment with the boxes. Evidently, Franklin Police recovered the misplaced goods from the vacant rental unit.

Can You Help Police: Now, armed with the invaluable footage captured by these doorbell sentinels, the authorities are calling upon the public to find out if anyone recognizes the man. If you think you may have clues for investigators, however small or seemingly insignificant – don't hesitate to reach out to the Franklin Police Department at (615) 794-2513. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers of Williamson County stands ready to receive your tips at (615) 794-4000. Your clues could be worth cash, should they lead to an arrest. Crimestoppers awards up to $1,000.

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