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Reward offered in robbery

MURFREESBORO – Some local citizens are offering a financial incentive for information about a downtown robbery.

Murfreesboro Police Chief Darryl Rowe said that a group of concerned businessmen have pledged a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an individual who robbed the Jenkins-Brown Insurance Agency at gunpoint Monday afternoon.

Rowe was thankful for the concern and assistance of the local citizens.

&uot;We really appreciate the citizens of Murfreesboro stepping up and trying to assist in our solving the case,&uot; Rowe said. &uot;We are hoping this reward will help lead to a quick resolution.&uot;

Anyone with information should contact the Murfreesboro Police Department at 398-4151.

All information will be confidential.

The gunman, who remains at large, entered the Murfreesboro business at 212 E. Main Street approximately 2:30 p.m. on Monday brandishing a firearm and demanding cash.

After being given money by the owner, the suspect donned a mask and exited the building heading south on Union Street.

Police have interviewed several witnesses, none of whom have been able to identify the suspect.

The suspect was described as a black male approximately 5′-11&uot; in height.

At the time of the robbery the suspect was wearing a white t-shirt, black jeans and sporting a ‘doo-rag’.