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Leake County store robbed at gunpoint

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LEAKE COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Leake County authorities are looking for an armed robber.

The robbery happened Wednesday at Gee's Grocery.

It's located at 1904 Conway Road in Carthage in northwest Leake County.

The Leake County sheriff told WLBT News a man in his early twenties walked into the store Tuesday afternoon around 4:30.

He asked for a pack of cigarettes. When the owner, Mary Ann Gee, reached to get the smokes, the man was holding a small, black handgun.

The man then demanded money. The owner opened the cash register and put several hundred dollars on the counter. The man made a dash for the door.

Once outside, he jumped into the passenger's seat of a mid-90s, gray, Lincoln Town Car.

Authorities have no description of the driver or tag number.

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