2 pedestrians robbed in armed attacks

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 1, 2009

A man was cut and taken to a hospital after being attacked in one of two armed robberies reported about an hour apart just blocks from each other.

The injury occurred when two men approached a pedestrian in the 1400 block of First North Street just before midnight Thursday and attempted to rob him. He was cut as he ran from his assailants, said Lt. Bobby Stewart of the Vicksburg Police Department.

The victim, who was not identified, was taken to River Region Medical Center, where he was treated and released, the policeman said.

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The attack came an hour after the robbery of a man walking on Clay and Howard streets, about five blocks from the other attack. In that case, the man said he was approached by two men, one carrying a handgun, and gave them $5 before they ran north on Howard Street.

In both cases, the descriptions of the suspects were similar. Both were young black men and one was about 5-foot-9 and one was about 5-foot-7.

Although the clothing descriptions were different, Stewart said it is too early to determine if the two robberies are related.

City man held here on Missouri warrant

A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning as a fugitive from Missouri.

Billy W. Adams, 36, 4407 Halls Ferry Road, was arrested at 8:07 p.m. Thursday at his home on a warrant from bad checks written in Cape Girardeau, Mo., said Warren County Chief Jay McKenzie.

Warren County Sheriff’s Department had received information Adams had been living in Vicksburg for a period of time, said McKenzie.

He could be extradited to Missouri or bond out here, said McKenzie.

He was held for Missouri on a $10,000 bond.

Motorcycle, ATV missing in county

Two grand larceny thefts were reported in the county and one in the city Thursday.

* A 2000 GSXR 600 Suzuki motorcycle valued at $2,300 was reported missing at 11:19 p.m. from a home in the 500 block of Warriors Trail.

* A Honda Foreman ATV valued at $5,499 was reported missing at 10:47 a.m. from a camping trailer at the Magnolia Hunting Club on U.S. 61 South.

* A 5-by-8-foot black trailer valued at $800 was reported missing at 10:04 a.m. from the parking lot at the LaQuinta Inn hotel, 4160 S. Frontage Road.

TV among thefts filed in city, county

Three thefts were reported in the city and county.

* In a report filed with city police at 5:11 p.m. a 25-inch Zenith TV valued at $399 was taken from an unoccupied room at the Beechwood Inn, 4449 E. Clay St.

* At 1:53 this morning, the owner of a 1994 green Mercury Cougar reported the car had been taken from the 4700 block of U.S. 61 South.

No tag information was available.

* An antique jewelry box containing jewelry valued at $1,500, $2,000 cash, a 42-inch RCA flat screen TV valued at $880 and a 32-inch Sanyo flat screen TV valued at $360 were reported missing at 12:14 p.m. from a home in the 600 block of Great Lake Road.