Armed robber cuts victim with box cutter - - Jackson, MS

Armed robber cuts victim with box cutter

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Police need your help in getting an armed robber off the streets.

JPD Officer Colendula Green said around 11:45 p.m. Saturday Precinct 1 Officers responded to the Merit Health Central Hospital about an assault and armed robbery. 

The victim, Rodolfo Avila, was found with several lacerations to the body. Avila told officers he'd left the BP Station, located at 418 Savanna St., heading to the home of a friend on Boozier Drive. 

The man said he was walking on McCluer Rd.and he was approached by an unknown white male who told him to "give it up".

Avila stated (the two men) started wrestling and the alleged robber pulled out a box cutter. 

Officals said Avila then dropped his beer and his money. The white male picked up the money and fled the scene in an unknown direction. 

We're told Avila ran to his friend's house, but didn't notice he was cut until he made it to the house. 

Police ay Avila had three lacerations, one to his upper right arm, one to his left bicep, and one on his left side near the arm pit. 

We're told his condition is non-life threatening.

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