Three days after a vandal ransacked the main branch of the Williamson County, police finally have a photo of the suspect. They are also offering up to a $10,000 Crime Stoppers reward for tips that lead to an arrest.
Detectives said they identified Thomas Anderson Jr. of Franklin as the man who vandalized the Columbia Avenue library branch after viewing surveillance video from the night of the break-in. They just had technical difficulties retrieving an image that could be released to the public.
Surveillance video shows a black man, who police say is Anderson, in the building at 2:38 a.m. Sunday morning. It also shows him re-enter the building at 7:20 a.m. wearing different clothing.
A custodian discovered smashed windows and broken furniture when arrived at 9:15 a.m. Sunday.
It appears cash was the main target in this break-in, police said.
Anderson faces charges of burglary, vandalism over $10,000 and theft over $500.
Anyone with information on Anderson’s whereabouts is urged to call Williamson County Crime Stoppers at 794-4000. Information leading to Anderson’s whereabouts and arrest could be worth up to $10,000.