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Armed Robbery Suspect Sought

Two armed robberies were committed over the weekend, and Meridian police are searching for the one person who may be responsible.

The first occurred at the Citgo gas station on Highway 19 North, around 10:30 Friday night. Sergeant Dareall Thompson says a man with a black hoodie and mask entered the store and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. The man stole cash from the clerk and quickly left the store on foot.

Thompson says, the same person is the suspect in the Saturday night robbery of the Paradise Food Mart on State Boulevard, when just after 10: p.m. a man entered the store with a gun and demanded money.

The suspect is a slender black male who stands around 6’ 1”. He was wearing a black hoodie and had his face covered with blue cloth. He used a rifle in both armed robberies.

If you have any information about this person you are asked to contact Meridian police or the East Mississippi Crimestoppers line at 855-485-TIPS.

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