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Local police Not in our mall: Fifty-five arrests, $20K in recovered merchandise

Franklin Police Flex Officers have recovered upwards of $20,000 in merchandise shoplifted from the CoolSprings Galleria since Black Friday. Working closely with security, undercover officers have made 55 arrests as the operation dubbed “Not in Our Mall,” remains in full force.

On Monday officers arrested 31-year-old Lindsey Locke of Murfreesboro and recovered nearly $3,000 in stolen merchandise from her car. Undercover officers recognized Locke as the same woman who got away with more than $700 in stolen perfume and designer handbags Saturday. That theft wasn’t discovered until after Locke had gotten away with the stolen goods and clerks found empty boxes she left behind. After reviewing the video, security and police recognized Locke when she returned to the scene of the crime last night. Officers also arrested Rodney Hutson, who was with Locke. Hutson was wanted by Metro Police on unrelated charges.

Locke, charged with felony theft, was in custody on a $3,500 bond at the time this media release was issued. She is also wanted by Sumner County authorities on unrelated charges. Locke is due in Williamson County Court Jan. 3, 2013 at 2 pm.

Uniformed and undercover officers will continue with operation “Not in Our Mall” throughout the remainder of the holiday shopping season.                                         

To send an anonymous tip to Franklin Police, text the keyword 615FPD, along with your message to 847411 (Tip411), or call Franklin Police at 615-794-2513


Posted on: 12/19/2012


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