Woman injured in 1 of 2 armed robberies

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 23, 2009

One woman was injured and another ran for safety in two armed robberies reported in Vicksburg during the weekend, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

At about 5:35 p.m. Saturday, one woman told police she stopped to put air in her tire at a gas station at Hillcrest Conoco, 3886 U.S. 61 South, when a man showing a gun demanded money, Stewart said.

After turning over her wallet containing $75, the man hit her in the face and ran north on 61. She drove herself to River Region Medical Center with a swollen eye and a bloody nose and was treated and released, Stewart said.

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“She’s not sure if he struck her with the gun or his fist,” Stewart said.

The second armed robbery was reported at 1:19 this morning.

A woman told police that three men wearing dark clothes, one with a gun, approached her as she walked out of Wendy’s at 2422 Clay St., Stewart said.

She told police she threw down her purse containing $30 and ran back into the building.

“The suspects picked it up and fled east on Clay to Eastview Apartments,” said Stewart.

Minutes later, patrolmen found Shaquille Ricks, 17, 4824 Gibson Road, and Conte’ Tillis, 17, 1110 Fayette St., hiding in the apartment complex parking lot at 1900 Baldwin Ferry Road and charged them with armed robbery, Stewart said.

Police are unsure of the age of the third suspect for whom they are still searching.

Tillis and Ricks were at police headquarters this morning pending an initial court appearance.

Teen faces charges of auto burglary

A teen was charged with auto burglary Sunday night after a foot chase through a neighborhood.

At about 9:20 p.m., five people were reported breaking into a vehicle that had been broken down in a parking lot at Indiana Avenue and Lee Road, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

The owner had car trouble and left the vehicle. When she returned with family, they found the burglary in progress.

Warren County deputies and Vicksburg police chased suspects through yards near the intersection, he said.

The suspects entered the vehicle by breaking a window with what appeared to be a handgun, which was not recovered, Pace said. He added a weapon and a hooded sweat shirt were discovered under a car at about 6 a.m. by a resident on Hickory Street. The gun was a pellet gun that looked like a handgun.

Pace did not believe anything was taken from the vehicle.

The teen was arrested at about 10:15 p.m. at Hickory and Kavanaugh streets and being held at the Warren County Youth Detention Facility.

Six auto burglaries reported at motels

Six auto burglaries at three motels Sunday are believed to be related, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said this morning.

A Miller Tig welder valued at $1,300, two Dewalt grinders valued at $200 and a toolbox with assorted tools valued at $500 were reported stolen from a 2001 Ford F-150 parked at Holiday Inn Express on South Frontage Road off East Clay Street at 2:23 a.m. At the same time, a Wild Game knife set valued at $200 was reported stolen from a 2005 Dodge 1500 and a Garmin GPS valued at $220 was reported stolen from a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, both in the same parking lot.

At 5:24 a.m. at Candlewood Hotel on South Frontage Road near Halls Ferry Road, a Remington model 700 rifle valued at $3,400, a Bushnell range finder valued at $300, a Pioneer CD player valued at $189, a Surefire LED flashlight valued at $180, a Camelback backpack valued at $80, a Hewlett Packard laptop computer valued at $800 and assorted hunting clothes valued at about $500 were reported stolen from a 2010 Ford F-250.

At 7:04 a.m. at Fairfield Inn at 20 Orme Drive off Pemberton Square Boulevard, about $10 was reported stolen from a 2006 GMC Yukon. About $5 in change was reported stolen from a 2006 Dodge Durango.

Electonic games hot in weekend burglaries

A trailer and electronics were reported missing in Vicksburg during the weekend, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

An 18-foot car-hauler trailer valued at $2,500 was reported stolen from the parking lot of Atwood Chevrolet, 2339 N. Frontage Road at 8:33 a.m. Friday.

A Sony PlayStation 2 valued at $300 was reported stolen from a home in the 200 block of Tulley Street at 5:14 p.m. Friday.

A 40-inch flat-screen Toshiba TV valued at $695 and a Toshiba laptop computer valued at $700 were reported stolen from a home in the 1500 block of Marcus Street at 11:58 a.m. Sunday.

A Polo jacket valued at $75, a leather jacket valued at $125 and 25 CDs valued at $20 each were reported stolen from a 2004 Lincoln LS in the 4100 block of Washington Street at 6:09 p.m. Sunday.

House, auto burglaries reported in county

Residential and auto burglaries and malicious mischief were reported in the county over the weekend, sheriff’s deputies reported.

A home in the 7300 block of Fisher Ferry Road was reported burglarized Friday at 5:17 p.m. Stolen was a Toshiba Satellite L500 laptop computer valued at $781. Malicious mischief to the home and the residents’ vehicles was also reported, including broken windows, closets and dressers ransacked and blinds torn off window frames. Damage was estimated at $2,000, deputies reported.

An ATV and hunting and fishing equipment were reported stolen Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Flowerree Road. Missing was a Honda 300 four-wheeler valued at $1,500, two 14-foot fishing rods with reels valued at $100, a 2-by-4 live trap valued at $70, a red 30-gallon air tank valued at $25 and a scrap air conditioner, not working, with no cash value.

A 1997 Ford Mustang was reported burglarized Sunday at 3:26 p.m. at a residence in the 600 block of Stenson Road. Missing was a white gold necklace with cross pendant, valued at $226.