Robber on the run in Hazlehurst - - Jackson, MS

Robber on the run in Hazlehurst

Hazlehurst Police need your help finding the man responsible for holding up Ricky's Food Mart late Thursday night.

"The guy came in from the back, showed a gun and asked for money," said store manager Ricky Singh.

The masked man held the store up just after 9:30 Thursday night. When forced at gunpoint, the store employee handed over the cash.

Singh says he was next door when the robbery unfolded.

"Instantly got a call from my co-worker and she told me the store got robbed," said Singh. "I shut down the other store and ran here and he was going that way. We called the police and they came instantly."

Chief Byron Swilley says his team is actively looking for the robber. Swilley also says about fifteen minutes prior to the convenience store being robbed someone attempted to rob the Walgreens. However, the Walgreens employee was able to lock the door before the robber made it inside.

As for the employee at Ricky's Food Mart, neither she nor a customer were injured during the robbery.

"I am happy because she is okay," said Davinder Singh. "My employee, she's okay. I don't care about the money."

If you have any information about this robbery you are asked to call the Hazlehurst Police tip line.

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