LCSO, MPD Investigate Robbery

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Lauderdale County, Miss.
Lauderdale County authorities say they are working with Meridian police to find the man who robbed a local clerk at gunpoint Monday night.

Sheriff Billy Sollie says the suspect entered The Country Store at the intersection of State Boulevard Extension and Pine Springs Road about 9 p.m.

Sollie says the man pulled a gun on the clerk and got away with quite a bit of cash as well as tobacco products.

Since the store is just a quarter-mile outside the Meridian city limits, the agencies are working together on the investigation.

"At this time, we are preparing notes with the city of Meridian to see if anything in our robbery is similar to anything that has occurred inside the city," said Sollie. "And we are working closely with the Meridian Police Department and with the criminal investigation division."

The suspect is only described as a black male the the time wearing blue jeans and a black shirt. It's possible he left in a Jeep Cherokee.

If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 855-485-8477.