Clerk, gunman charged in alleged hold up of store

Published 9:00 pm Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Two people face charges in the Sunday night armed robbery of the Dollar General Store, 2203 Clay St., Vicksburg police Sgt. Johnnie Edwards said.

He said police Wednesday arrested Willie Montrell Clark, 18, of Clinton, and Shera Chentral White, 24, a clerk at the store, in connection with the robbery.

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Clark faces charges of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, while White faces a charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

The alleged robbery occurred about 9:05 p.m. Sunday night. According to police reports, White told officers responding to the armed robbery call that she and the store manager were closing the store when a black man wearing all black entered the store through a broken window that was covered with plywood and robbed the store at gunpoint.

The robber left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

During their investigation, police identified Clark as the robber. Further investigation revealed that White conspired with Clark to commit the robbery, Edwards said.

More arrests are expected.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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