Meridian Police are investigating two armed robberies that happened Monday night within an hour of one another. The Dollar General at College Park was robbed at gunpoint about 9:45 p.m. Police say a man described as a black male wearing a yellow polo shirt pulled a gun on the clerk and left with the cash.
Less than an hour earlier, Meridian officers responded to a caller on 7th Avenue. A man had been robbed at gunpoint near James IGA Grocery, and the suspect got away with a cell phone and a tablet. Witnesses say he left in a red Chrysler. The suspect is described as a black male around 5' 10", wearing a white t-shirt. If you have any information on either of these armed robberies, call Crimestoppers at (601) 485-1860.
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