Woman reports cash stolen in ‘theft of deception’

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 6, 2010

A woman reported an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from her Friday afternoon in the parking lot of a South Frontage Road business, said Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart.

The woman told police a man approached her in the parking lot at Walgreens, at the corner of South Frontage and Halls Ferry Road, showed her a bag of money and asked her if she had dropped it. She told him no, Stewart said, and the man asked her to go to the bank and withdraw some money and the two would split the amount. The woman said the man led her to believe the agreement would benefit her financially, Stewart said. He described it as a theft of deception.

The woman visited the bank and returned Walgreens, Stewart said, where the man took the cash and left.

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The woman described the man as Hispanic, about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds and wearing a grey sports coat and pants, a yellow tie and a white shirt. She said he was driving a grey Jeep Cherokee, Stewart said.

The robbery was not believed to be connected to a Thursday night armed robbery and assault at a business on U.S. 61 South that resulted in the death of one suspect and the search for another. Both were described as Hispanic.

City woman jailed on assault attempt

A Vicksburg woman in the Warren County Jail Friday for attempted aggravated assault.

Tomeka Williams, 29, 502 Farmer St., is accused of trying to run over her ex-boyfriend and his girlfriend Thursday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. No injuries were reported.

Williams was being held on $5,000 bond.

Two in county jail on separate charges

A probation violation landed a Vicksburg man in the Warren County Jail, records showed. A.D. Benard, 46, 1520 Military Ave., was being held without bond.

Meanwhile, a Jackson woman was in the Warren County Jail on a drug court sanction, records showed. Jamie Chaloux, 32, 4010 Country Club Drive, was being held without bond.