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This man robbed an Ocean Springs gas station at gunpoint, video shows. Can you help the police?

Ocean Springs gas station is robbed at gunpoint, video shows.

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Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man accused of robbing an Ocean Springs gas station.

Ocean Springs Police Capt. William Jackson said the robbery happened at 9:05 p.m. at the Chevron convenience store at 1264 Ocean Springs Road. A person ran into the store, pointed a gun at the clerk and a customer and ordered them to “give him all the money,” Jackson said.

Surveillance video shows the clerk opened the register, stepped back, and the suspect took all the money along with the clerk’s personal firearm, which was also behind the counter.

The Jackson County K9 unit was asked to assist the investigation in tracking the suspect’s possible location but was unsuccessful, Jackson said.

He said the suspect — whom the clerk described as a man about 6 feet tall with thin build, wearing black gloves, a black jacket and carrying a black and blue duffel bag — took an undisclosed amount of money.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ocean Springs Police Department at 228-875-2211 or Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

The Sun Herald will update this report.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2326, @PatrickOchs

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