MPD Says Two Robberies Linked

Meridian police are investigating a pair of armed robberies over the weekend they say were committed by the same person.

One robbery was at the Cefco on Highway 19 South Saturday about 4 a.m. Authorities had surveillance video of the crime.

The other robbery happened at Tobacco World of Meridian on North Hills Street, just after noon Saturday.

Police say the suspect robbed both businesses, using a kitchen knife as a weapon.

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

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  • by Concerned Resident Location: Meridian on Mar 16, 2010 at 12:25 PM
    I can remember when I was growing up in Meridian. I always felt so safe and now the crime here is getting worse and worse every day, every year. I suppose there's no where that's safe anymore but I always bragged on this town as my safe little home town with little crime and I cannot say that any longer. I get scared just walking to my car after dark when I'm at the mall without my husband. I try to go out with other people because I'm usually parked in the back forty and don't want to walk out alone. It's just really sad to me. I had my apartment broken into several years back and the people were never caught of course. No fingerprints were taken and my expensive jewelry never found. I get out and work every day of my life and then some idiot thief comes and takes what is mine. Criminals, thieves, they all make me so angry and I wish if caught they would go to jail the rest of their lives! Bitter? Yes, I am, but don't I have a right to be? I think I do.
  • by LOL Location: Meridian on Mar 16, 2010 at 03:08 AM
    Great article. The store is so nice an clean and organized!! The person in the picture has nice posture and is dressed so well, perfect attire for robbing this store!! Thanks for the great picture and very informative article~~not
  • by Good grief! on Mar 15, 2010 at 10:04 PM
    Every time I look at comments about anything, all it is is complaining and sarcasm. The pictures are what they are. Are you aware of how limited most video surveillance is? It's not HDTV, folks. Did you watch the VIDEO? The guy wore a MASK. So unless you are this guy's accomplice, I guess you wouldn't know what he looks like underneath. And a close up would only show you a better view of a guy with a MASK, plus it distorts details anyhow.
  • by anothervoice Location: collinsvills on Mar 15, 2010 at 06:51 PM
    Great Picture///of the store..worthless otherwise.. cant tell anything about the suspect!
  • by ??? on Mar 15, 2010 at 06:04 PM
    And we can tell who this is by this? Can we get a close up?
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