Suspect sought in Scooba robbery

Source: MGN

SCOOBA, Miss. (WTOK) - Authorities in Scooba are searching for a suspect who robbed an employee leaving a bank with a deposit bag Tuesday afternoon.

Police Chief Derrick Williams says the strong-arm robbery happened outside the Citizens Bank in Scooba around 3:40 p.m.

Williams says the suspect assaulted the employee with his hand and fled with the deposit bag.

As a precaution, East Mississippi Community College, located near the bank, temporarily placed the campus on lock-down.

Anyone with information about the incident may report it to Scooba police at 662-476-8451.