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CRIME BRIEFS: Delivery driver robbed

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- An unidentified suspect allegedly attacked and robbed a deliveryman Sunday on Wenlon Drive near Burnwood Trailer Park.

The 24-year-old employee of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches told officers that the suspect ambushed him just before 7 p.m. as he stopped to deliver food at a residence near the 1300 block of Wenlon Drive.

The suspect allegedly opened the car door and struck the man several times, moments before grabbing $20 and fleeing the scene on foot toward Benley Street, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.

Despite the nature of the attack, the man did not suffer any serious injuries and was able to drive back to work to get help. Detectives responded to Jimmy John’s, located on Middle Tennessee Boulevard, a short time later and took over the investigation.

The suspect is described as a black male who is roughly 6 feet tall. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black coat and hat.

Police are urging anyone with information about this case, including the possible identity of the suspect, to call Crime Stoppers at 615-893-7867. All callers will remain anonymous.

Discovery Center vandalized

Officers were called Friday to the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring after employees discovered someone had thrown a rock through a front window of the facility prior to closing that day.

The incident occurred some time between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Southeast Broad Street, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.

In total, an estimated $500 worth of property was damaged as a result of the vandalism.

Police searched the area in an attempt to locate any witnesses or suspects but were unable to do so immediately following the incident.

As of Monday, no one had been arrested or charged in connection with the case, and the investigation remains ongoing.

The Discovery Center, which is a nonprofit hands-on museum and nature center that is geared toward children, operates primarily off of donations.

It was launched in 1986 after an extensive grassroots campaign orchestrated by local parents who wanted to provide area children with educational opportunities in a unique environment.

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