Suspect sought in morning armed robbery

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 21, 2009

A man carrying a gun robbed a clerk this morning at a convenience store on U.S. 61 South and ran away on foot.

Vicksburg police were looking for a man described only as a 6-foot-tall black male, weighing about 180 pounds and wearing dark clothing, in the robbery reported at 5:03 at Kangaroo gas station, 4888 U.S. 61 South, said Vicksurg police Lt. Bobby Stewart.

The clerk told police the man entered the store, demanded money and then fled south on foot toward Grange Hall Road with an undisclosed amount of money, said Stewart.

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No injuries were reported.

Son held for holding property taken by dad

A Richland man was being held at Vicksburg police headquarters this morning after being arrested for receiving stolen property.

Caleb O’Brien Todd, 24, 124 Lexington Ave., surrendered to Vicksburg police at 10:18 Thursday morning and was charged with receiving about $6,000 in jewelry stolen from a home in the 400 block of Lakewood Drive, said Lt. Bobby Stewart.

He obtained the items from his father, Kevin O’Brien Todd, who was arrested by police on Saturday and charged with residential burglary and a misdemeanor, Stewart said.

Kevin O’Brien Todd, 41, 117 Pearl Ave., also was accused of taking 10 credit cards from the homeowner, who had employed him, said Stewart.

The homeowner did not realize her jewelry was missing at the time of the elder Todd’s arrest, Stewart said.

Caleb O’Brien Todd was held on a $15,000 bond this morning. Kevin O’Brien Todd remained in jail as well.

One nabbed, one gone in Wisteria burglary

One juvenile was arrested and another was sought in a theft on Wisteria Drive reported after neighbors saw two teens leaving a home.

The burglary in the 1400 block of Wisteria Drive, off Drummond Street, was reported at 1:15 p.m. Thursday

On arrival, police nabbed one 17-year-old and recovered $200, a Dell laptop valued at $1,500 and a scan disk reader valued at $300, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

The arrested teen was captured at Prospect and Drummond streets. The second, also 17, was not found.

The arrested teen was at the Warren County Youth Detention Center this morning.

A second residential burglary and an auto burglary also were reported in the city Thursday.

A diamond ring valued at $200, a JVC CD player valued at $200, a Tom Tom GPS valued at $150, a set of 22-inch chrome wheels valued at $1,700 and $4,009 in cash were reported missing at 11:29 a.m. from a home in the 100 block of Hillside Circle.

A women’s black wallet, valued at $10 and  containing $240 cash was reported missing at 10:40 a.m. from a 2004 Chrysler 300 in the 2300 block of Washington Street.

Separately in the county, a Yamaha Wolverine 350 four-wheeler valued at $500 was reported missing at 8:42 a.m. from a home in the 1000 block of Ross Road.