Franklin police investigate early morning armed robbery

(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley)

FRANKLIN, Ind. (WISH) — Police in Franklin are investigating an armed robbery that happened early Thursday morning.

Officers were called to the Admiral Petroleum, located at 237 West Jefferson Street, shortly before 2 a.m.

When police got on scene they spoke with the clerk who said he was robbed by a white male suspect. The clerk said the suspect entered the business wearing blue jeans, a blue t-shirt and blue baseball style cap. The suspect is described as heavy set, with a full beard, glasses and in his early to mid-20s.

Police say the suspect told the clerk he had a gun, but no weapons were displayed. The suspect demanded money and cigarettes before leaving the business on foot. He left with an unknown amount of cash and cigarettes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant John Borges at (317) 346-1142. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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