Would-be robbers scared off by store employee

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Meridian police were called to an attempted armed robbery at Paradise Food Mart Thursday evening.

It happened at the store on 20th Street around 9:30 p.m. Sergeant Dareall Thompson says two young black men tried to rob the store.

One is described as a tall, slim man wearing a black hoodie with a gray mask. He was carrying a gun. Another shorter suspect stayed outside the store.

Sgt. Thompson says an employee scared off the would-be robbers. They ran away without any cash.