MPD Investigates Robberies

Meridian, Miss. Meridian police had a report of an armed robbery Wednesday, with a very unusual twist.

A man told police that he was a victim of an armed robbery Sunday, and that it happened when he was in the 2500 block of Old Marion Road to buy illegal narcotics. He said the robber took his money and ran away.

In a separate case, Burger King on North Frontage Road was robbed about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials say a black male with his face covered robbed the store at gunpoint. The victim described the suspect as being 5' 9" tall and about 190 pounds. The suspect fled north on foot after the robbery.

Anyone with information about either of these robberies is asked to call Crimestoppers at 601-485-1860.