Scooba police searching for strong armed robbery suspect

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SCOOBA, Miss. (WTOK) Authorities in Scooba are searching for a suspect who robbed a woman of a deposit bag in a parking lot Tuesday afternoon.

Chief Derrick Williams with the Scooba Police Department says it happened outside The Citizens Bank in Scooba around 3:40 Tuesday afternoon.

Williams says the suspect assaulted the woman by hand and fled with the money. Williams says the suspect is described as a black man.

The Scooba campus of East Mississippi Community College was placed on lock-down shortly after the robbery, but the lock-down was later lifted.

Anyone with information may call Scooba police at 662-476-8451 or the Kemper County Sheriff's Department at 601-743-4880.