Attempted robber flees motel with no cash

Published 11:00 am Friday, April 11, 2014

An attempted robber was on the lam this morning after demanding cash from the desk clerk at a motel Thursday night.

At about 11:20 p.m., a black man in his early to mid 20s entered the Scottish Inn, 3955 East Clay St., and asked for a room, Lt. Troy Kimble said.

The man told the clerk he needed to return to his car for money and came back with a gray scarf wrapped around his face, produced a gun and demanded money, Kimble said.

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The motel employee escaped into another area of business, and the would-be robber fled without taking any cash, Kimble said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is encouraged to call Vicksburg police at 601-636-2511 or Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 601-355-8477. Callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and do not have to testify in court.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of a felony suspect.


Bullet hits Vicksburg man in knee

A Vicksburg man hospitalized this morning after being stuck in the knee when multiple shots were fired into his home on Washington Street.

At about 2 a.m. today, the man reported shot loud noises and shots fired into his residence in the 3200 block of North Washington Street, Vicksburg police Lt. Troy Kimble said.

When police arrived, they found a bullet had struck the man’s knee. The man was taken to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson where he was being treated this morning, Kimble said.

His condition was unavailable this morning.

There were no suspects this morning in the shooting, Kimble said.