Robberies Probed

An armed robbery happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at a Super Stop convenience store in Collinsville. It was at that time that investigators say three black males allegedly entered the store, flashed a gun at the clerk and fled with an undetermined amount of cash, but that's not all.

"We believe that the same three individuals also were involved in an armed robbery that occurred in Philadelphia, Miss., at approximately 1:35 a.m.," said Maj. Ward Calhoun of the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department.

The robbery in Philadelphia happened at the Dixie Gas Station across from Neshoba General Hospital. Investigators say the suspects also displayed a gun and fled with an undetermined amount of cash. No one was hurt in either incident.

The only description of the suspects that is being released is that they were three young black males.

In other crime news, Meridian police are investigating a somewhat bizarre armed robbery that happened around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at a house on 2300 block of 49th Avenue.

"A guy heard a knock on his door and when he went to open the door, someone known to him was standing there with a gun. He robbed him of his money and fled the area. We're waiting on the victim to see if he wants to pursue charges," said Dean Harper, spokesman for the Meridian Police Department.

Anyone with information that leads to an arrest in these and other criminal cases could receive a reward of up to a $1,000 from Crimestoppers. The numbers to call are (601) 917-8888 or (601) 485-1860.