Woman making deposit reports robbery

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 6, 2009

A woman making a deposit at an overnight drop box at a bank on Halls Ferry Road Wednesday night said a man approached her, stole the bag of money and ran away.

Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said the woman was carrying about $4,000 in the bag that was reported stolen about 9:30 p.m.

The victim identified the man as a 5-foot-7-inch black man weighing 150 to 180 pounds and wearing a black skull cap, a black T-shirt, dark jeans and a red bandana.

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She said he took the red bank bag and ran toward Halls Ferry Park.

No weapon was displayed, Stewart said, and the victim was not injured.

Separately, a Warren County man was arrested at his home about an hour earlier and charged with a strong-arm robbery reported June 30, Stewart said.

Eric Phillips, 20, 226 Greenbriar Drive, was picked up by Vicksburg police accompanied by county deputies at 8:24 p.m. Wednesday for the offense, which occurred near a business at 2610 Clay St.

Welding machinery among missing items

Several items were reported stolen in the city Wednesday, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

A welding trailer, a Victor cutting torch set valued at $500 and a Trailblazer Welding machine valued at $3,500 were reported stolen from Ricky’s Welding, 1721 Levee St., at 3:54 p.m.

A set of bunk beds valued at $300 was reported stolen from a home in the 1700 block of Vicklan Street at 2:55 p.m.

Two Philips DVD players valued at $60 each and a Symphonic 19-inch color TV valued at $300 were reported taken from a home in the 1200 block of China Street at 8:19 p.m.