Crime

Armed robber’s picture taken during holdup at Escatawpa store

This man is sought in the armed robbery Monday of Hentley's, also known as Buff convenience store in Escatawpa.
This man is sought in the armed robbery Monday of Hentley's, also known as Buff convenience store in Escatawpa.

Sheriff’s investigators hope pictures from surveillance cameras help solve an armed robbery reported Monday at an Escatawpa store.

About 4:30 p.m., a man who stands about 6 feet tall held up Huntley’s, also known as Buff convenience store, on Mississippi 613. Armed with a gun, he took money from the cash register and left on foot, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said.

Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 228-769-3063 or its criminal investigations division at 228-769-3065.

Or tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898 or give a tip online at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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