HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred this morning at a convenience store in Hattiesburg.
Around 9:40 a.m., Hattiesburg police responded to a Jr. Food Mart located in the 5600 block of Highway 49 after reports of an armed robbery.
Officials said a black male wearing a white tank top T-shirt and blue jean shorts and another black male wearing a red polo shirt entered the convenience store and displayed a black handgun. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of money and entered a small, white passenger car waiting outside.
The vehicle left the scene traveling east on Helveston Road.
The suspect appeared to be in his late teens to early 20s, about 5 foot 9 inches in height and weighing around 210 pounds, according to an eyewitness.
Police said the escape vehicle was occupied by a black male wearing a red, polo type shirt. The vehicle had a long, dark scratch above the driver's side door handle.