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"Anyone who comes into a business on a well traveled state highway at 7pm when people are out," says Franklin Police Department Officer Eric Johnson. "Very brazen."
Officer Johnson says those men barged into Tim's Market on Columbia Avenue during a time when there would have been plenty of people driving by. All 3 are wearing gloves and 2 are carrying guns and the scary part is what happens off screen to the clerk.
"The clerk immediately complied with their demands and they took him into a back room and still beat him repeatedly with their fists," says Johnson.
That clerk is going to be okay, but the store lost money, several packs of cigarettes and lottery tickets. The challenge for police is identifying the men responsible. The store was empty other than 2 employees and neither got a good look at these violent gunmen, who pulled off a violent armed robbery just a few blocks from police headquarters.
"These guys should be considered armed and dangerous," says Johnson. "We wanna take them off the road as quickly as possible."
If you have any information who these 3 men might be, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 615.794.4000.
Friday, March 1 2013, 10:22 PM CST
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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