Franklin Police investigate battery, gun robbery

Police in Franklin are investigating an alleged battery and robbery that took place Monday evening at a fast-food restaurant on King Street.

A department spokesperson says that officers responded to the scene at 6:50 p.m. to find a man bleeding from a head injury. The man told officers that he had recently set up the sale of a firearm on a website. The alleged victim explained that he had agreed to meet with a prospective buyer at the scene to conduct the sale. The man reportedly told officers that the would-be buyer, along with another man who accompanied him, attacked him, took the firearm as well as another gun in the victim’s vehicle. The suspects also stole the man’s wallet, according to the report. Police say that the alleged victim declined medical treatment.

The victim was able to provide a description of the men, along with a license plate number for the vehicle they were in. Franklin Police say that they have spoken with a person of interest, but the investigation is ongoing.