No Arrests in Three Tuesday Robberies

By: Wayne Burns Email
By: Wayne Burns Email

Suspects in three armed robberies in Meridian Tuesday night remain on the loose.

The incidents happened within 45 minutes of one another and in close proximity. A person was shot in one of the robberies.

Meridian police are looking for possible connections.

Police say the first robbery occurred on 25th Street and 26th Avenue around 7:30 p.m.. A man was shot in the arm.

"A young man was walking along the street when he was approached by two black males who attempted to rob him at gunpoint," said MPD Capt. Dean Harper. "And one of those individuals ended up shooting him in the arm before running away."

Harper says the victim was admitted to the hospital.

Then, just after 8 p.m. another man reported being robbed at gunpoint on 5th Street.

Within the same hour another victim, a 13-year-old,
was robbed of his money in the Highland Park vicinity by three black males. Police say no one was injured in that robbery.

Harper says that the teen and his mother would not pursue charges. He said authorities don't know if the robberies are related yet.

"We are working leads right now, the few leads we do have," Harper said. "We are working what we have and again we ask the public for their help in this. If they have any information, give us a call."

If you have any information about any of these robberies, please call Crimestoppers at 601-485-1860.

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