Victim Says He Was Robbed in Parking Lot

Meridian, Miss. Meridian police are investigating an armed robbery that happened in a hotel parking lot Tuesday night.

The robbery happened around 10 p.m. in the 100 block of Highway 11/80.

The victim says men approached him and one pulled a gun, and then took his cellphone and some money. Both suspects then fled on foot. Police do not have a good description of the suspects.

Meridian police have some advice on how you can help prevent robberies if you are in public areas.

"If you can, always park in well-lit areas," said Detective Dareall Thompson. "Also pay attention to your surroundings."

If you have any information on these cases, you may report it to Crimestoppers at 601-485-1860, or if you live in Meridian, call 311.