Store where armed robbery and sexual assault occurred closing - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Store where armed robbery and sexual assault occurred closing

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Customers were invited to the "Charmz" close out sale Saturday. On Thursday, the owner of the clothing store, which is located in the Hanging Moss Plaza was robbed and sexually assaulted in the shop.

19-year-old Jarvis Durr was arrested for the crime after a stand-off across the street from the store.

Family members said the victim is closing her shop because it's a constant reminder of the crime she suffered.

"Crime in Jackson has gotten out of control and so we would like, you know, the criminals and the community to know that we're going to fight to keep our city safe we're going to fight to keep businesses thriving in the area," said Keisha Varnell, a family member of the victim.

Varnell said Thursday's crime was an isolated incident and encourages people to continue shopping at Hanging Moss Plaza and surrounding areas.

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