Crime

He took money from the cash register and fled in a car with no tag, sheriff says

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department needs the public’s help to identify a man accused of robbing a convenience store in Big Point.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department needs the public’s help to identify a man accused of robbing a convenience store in Big Point. Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

Investigators want to identify a man caught on camera taking money from a convenience store cash register in the Big Point community, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said.

Ezell said it’s the second armed robbery to occur in Jackson County within 24 hours.

A man with a gun held up Huntley’s on Mississippi 613 in Escatawpa on Monday afternoon.

A different man walked into Big Point Quick Stop on Mississippi 613 around 3 p.m. Tuesday and told employees he had a weapon, Ezell said.

Then, Ezell said, the man grabbed money from the cash register and left the store heading north in a black Chevrolet Trailblazer with no tag.

The sheriff’s department released surveillance photos of the man so the public can help identify him.

The man is 5-feet 3-inches tall, is heavyset and was wearing a blue shirt, khaki pants, brown shoes and a hat during the robbery.

Anyone with information about this crime should call 228-769-3063 or 228-769-3065.

Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

Justin Mitchell: 228-604-0705, @JustinMitchell_

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