VPD looking for pair who tried to steal ATM

Published 9:20 pm Friday, September 8, 2017

Vicksburg police are looking for two men who attempted to steal an ATM from the Port Mart Texaco on North Washington Street Sept. 3, Vicksburg police Sgt. Johnnie Edwards said.

According to police reports, the men backed a Ford F-150 pickup into the store about 2:29 a.m. and attempted to take the ATM but failed. During the attempt, Edwards said, one of the men stole several cartons of cigarettes from the store.

The truck, which had been reported stolen from a home on Cedar School Circle last week, was later found behind Locust Grove M.B. Church on Stenson Road.

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In another case, two Vicksburg men face charges in Missouri and Vicksburg after stealing a car Sept. 1 from the Kwik Mart, 5600 Washington Street.

Edwards said Keon Hatchett, 30, and Aushaly Dixon, 25, stole the car about 2:06 p.m. Sept. 1, and drove through Arkansas, where they fled authorities, and into Missouri, where they were arrested.