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Police seek suspect in convenience store robbery

Vicksburg police are looking for a man wanted in connection with the reported Saturday morning armed robbery of the BG Junior convenience store, 4110 Clay St.

According to police reports, a man wearing a black mask covering his face entered the store as it was opening about 5:55 a.m. Saturday, displayed a handgun and ordered the clerk to give him money from the cash register. He took a small amount of money and left the store on foot running west on Clay Street.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a gray sweatshirt, dark colored pants, red athletic shoes and a white hat. The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery should contact the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511, or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477) or 1-866-481-8477, or log on to www.p3tips.

 

About John Surratt

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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