Two men attacked a woman and took a bank bag from her hands as she left a Shelbyville grocery store after closing time Thursday night, police said.
Carrol Trice, 35, of Shelbyville suffered back and arm injuries as she was beaten with a baseball bat by one of two men involved in the attack.
The suspect and another man grabbed the bag, containing a sizable amount of Save-A-Lot Market's money, and Trice's purse and contents, police said.
Trice and another female employee were leaving Save-A-Lot, South Cannon Boulevard, Sgt. Tony A. Collins said.
"Ms. Trice had the bank deposit bag under her arm," Collins said. "When they got to (her) vehicle two males came out of the grass where they had been hiding. One had a bat in his hand and started to beat her with it."
The men ran behind the building after the attack, Collins said.
Police said the suspects wore blue ski masks and clothing and appeared to be white. One stands about 5-feet-9 and was stocky and the other is an inch or two shorter.
A masked man left with a pair of pants after a sleeping man whose bed he was at the foot of awakened, Shelbyville police said.
The intruder was described by Floyd Robinson, Shoma Drive, as large, black and wearing a white handkerchief over his face and a white T-shirt.
Robinson told police the man called him by his last name before leaving.
Other thefts and burglaries reported to area authorities:
Nine Highlander series collector's swords with a total value over $3,000 were among a large haul of items stolen from a Kingston Corner Road home during the afternoon or early evening hours Sunday.
A stereo system, DVDs and CDs, Sony Playstation II with games, furniture and $600 worth of vacuum cleaner parts were also missing when Mary A. Brown arrived home shortly after 10 p.m., Deputy Kent Jacobs said.
*Fencing equipment including 300 posts, five rolls of barbed wire, two boxes of wire clips and assorted tools were taken from a barn on Unionville-Deason Road owned by James Jerry Clardy.
The door was forced between 9:15-10:30 p.m. Wednesday.
*A muzzleloader and revolver were stolen from the Randall L. Harden home, Minkslide Road, between July 1 and Thursday.
*Tools, saws, nailer guns and a portable air compressor owned by Tracey Guffey of Shelbyville were taken overnight Tuesday from a home being remodeled on Belmont Avenue.
All the copper wiring in another Belmont Avenue home, along with parts of a wall heater, was stolen last week as well.
*The CD player was removed from a locked car owned by Judy D. Hobbs, Diane Drive, outside her home overnight Tuesday.
*A wallet and contents belonging to Ashley Leverette of Wheel were gone when she and a friend returned to her car Wednesday morning at Food Lion, Colloredo Boulevard.
Wreck injures 1
A Shelbyville man was hurt when his SUV struck a utility pole on East Franklin Street late Thursday afternoon, police said.
Abdirisak Salad, 21, Barksdale Lane, told investigators another driver forced him off the road.
The following persons were arrested since Wednesday by the Shelbyville Police Department, Bedford County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force and processed through Bedford County Jail. They are only charged; guilt or innocence will be determined by the courts.
*Maurice Antonio Crawford, 20, Murfreesboro; violation of probation; held, $2,500 bond
*Troy Kendrick Hughes, 32, Rolling Road; disorderly conduct; resist stop/frisk/halt/search; held, $1,250 bond
*Angel Lee Buntley, 28, Morton Street; failure to appear (two counts), bondsman surrender, contempt of court; held, $9,000 bond
*Melissa Louise Morlan, 26, Harrison Road; theft of property; held, $2,500 bond
*Rosalee Jane Webb, 23, Belmont Avenue; violation check law; released, $500 bond
*Harvey Levarn Benford, 47, Fairfield Pike; driving on revoked/suspended license; released, $3,000 bond
*Mark Wayne Hord, 33, Rolling Road; failure to appear; released, $1,300 bond
*Melvin Rosco Berry Jr., 39, Tullahoma; driving on revoked/suspended license; released, $1,000 bond
*Christine N. Henson Guerrero, 37, Maple Street; violation of parole; held, no bond
*Ronnie Winfield Palmer, 20, White Street; violation drinking age law; held, $1,500 bond
*Pamela Sue Medley, 47, Decherd; DUI, possession of a weapon; held, $7,000 bond
*Daniel Steven Mason, 21, Quail Hollow Lane; theft of property; released, $250 bond
*Lawrence Erskin Owens, 25, Deery Street; assault; released, $500 bond
*Marsha Lynn Campbell, 29, Landers Street; violation of probation; released, $2,500 bond
*Melissa June Ray, 26, Lewisburg; violation of probation; released, $2,500 bond
*James Harrison Ray, 28, Highway 64 West; violation of probation; released, $2,500 bond
*Amanda Elizabeth Mines, 32, Tullahoma; failure to appear; released, $2,500 bond
*Gary Bernard Hughes, 38, Murfreesboro; failure to appear; held, $2,500 bond
*Charlotte Louise Ridley, 28, Landers Street; driving on revoked/suspended license; released, $500 bond
*Tyler Donte Campbell, 20, Belmont Avenue; possession of a weapon; released, $3,500 bond