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2 charged in Vicksburg armed robbery, beating

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Joshua Perkins (Source: Vicksburg Police Department) Joshua Perkins (Source: Vicksburg Police Department)
Michael Robinson (Source: Vicksburg Police Department) Michael Robinson (Source: Vicksburg Police Department)
WARREN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Two men are facing charges after Vicksburg police say they beat and robbed a man who was meeting them to buy shoes.

Joshua Perkins, 18, and Michael Robinson, 26, are charged with armed robbery.

Investigators say the crime happened at about 6:30 p.m. Friday in the 1300 block of East Magnolia Street. Police say the two lured the victim to the area by offering to sell him tennis shoes.

The man was robbed of his wallet, shoes and cell phone. He was also hit in the head with a weapon during the robbery. He was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Robinson faces an additional charge of possession of a weapon by a felon.

Perkins and Robinson will appear in municipal court Monday morning.

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