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UPDATE: Suspect connected to Tuesday armed robbery arrested

Officials with the Vicksburg Police Department have confirmed a suspect has been taken into custody in connection with an armed robbery Tuesday morning.

Kalif Jones, 22, of Vicksburg was arrested at his home and charged with one count of armed robbery.

He is scheduled to appear in Vicksburg Municipal Court Wednesday for his arraignment.

According to police reports, a man wearing a black hoodie walked into the Family Dollar Store on Mission 66 shortly after 8 a.m., displayed a handgun and took money from the register.

Reports said the suspect then walked out of the store, got into a car and left the scene.

In other reports:

4Monday, at 12:12 p.m. officers responded to an address in the 1800 block of Edna Drive for an auto burglary.

The victim reported that a backpack containing credit cards, a driver’s license, and cash was taken from a 2007 Chrysler 300. The vehicle was unlocked.

4Monday, at 1:44 p.m officers responded to TD’s Tires, 2704 Clay St., for an earlier auto burglary.

The complainant stated someone had taken a handgun from a 2016 Ford F-150 sometime during the weekend.

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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