Franklin police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in two robberies earlier this month at the same church.
Officials said they hope releasing a sketch of the person of interest will lead to his identification.
The person in the sketch walked into St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 510 W. Main St. just after noon on Aug. 11, asked a female staff member for money and left. A few minutes later, the woman told police she heard someone reenter the church, and realized her purse had been stolen from a conference room table.
On the following Monday, Aug. 16, staff members opened the church to find that the building had been burglarized overnight.
The suspect broke a window on the back side of the church to gain entry, police said. Several secured interior areas of the church were vandalized, offices were ransacked and variety of computer equipment, cash and credit cards were stolen.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, 30 to 40 years old with a medium complexion and short haircut. At the time of the incident, he was wearing shorts, tennis shoes and white socks.
Anyone recognizing the man in the sketch or having information about this case is asked to call Williamson County Crime Stoppers at 794-4000.