HWY 19N Cefco robbed at gunpoint

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MERIDIAN, Miss. - (WTOK) The search is on for a suspect in an early morning robbery at a local gas station. The suspect got away and now police are searching for him with only a description to go on.

Sergeant Dareall Thompson says it happened around 5 o'clock Sunday morning on Highway 19 North at the Cefco. He says a black male entered the Cefco gas station and pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money. He says the clerk complied and gave the robber cash from the cash register. Thompson says the suspect ran out of the business and toward the back of it in the direction of Village Apartments on Mosby Road. The description of the suspect is a black male wearing a black jacket over a red hoodie. Black shorts with a bandana covering his face. The man did have a firearm.