Crime

Woman shot, wounded in holdup; armed robber wore maroon shirt

Police are looking for an armed robber who shot and wounded a store clerk and then ran away.

The man went into the Murphy Express gas station at Chicot Road and U.S. 90, also known as Denny Avenue, about 3 a.m. Thursday with a .22 semi-automatic gun, police Lt. Doug Adams said.

“The woman’s injury is not believed to be life-threatening at this time,” he said.

The man is black, 5-foot-11 and 160 to 170 pounds. He was wearing a maroon shirt, black pants and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pascagoula Police Department at 228-762-2211, or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

SunHerald.com will update this report as details become available.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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