Franklin woman accused of robbing gas station, attacking clerk with hammer

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Mug shot: Elizabeth Bower
Mug shot: Elizabeth Bower

FRANKLIN, Ind. (August 17, 2015) – A Franklin woman was arrested and is accused of robbing a gas station and attacking a clerk with a hammer.

Police were flagged down around 4 a.m. Monday on West Jefferson St near the Admiral Gas Station.

When officers entered the gas station, they found the clerk bleeding from the head.

He told police he had been struck in the head with a hammer and robbed.

During this investigation, Franklin Police received information regarding a possible suspect.

They later arrested Elizabeth Bower, 25, of Franklin, on charges of robbery, aggravated battery and interfering with reporting a crime.

She is being held at the Johnson County Jail on a $17,000 bond.

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