Woman robbed at gunpoint at apartment

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - One man is in jail tonight, charged with robbing a woman at gunpoint at a Hattiesburg apartment complex. It happened at the Arbor Walk Apartments Friday night.

Officers say the suspect, 42-year-old John Thompson, drove beside a woman unloading her groceries from her car.  He then showed her a handgun and demanded money.

Police say Thompson then drove away with the victim's purse. He was arrested a short time later on Highway 49 by a Forrest County sheriff's deputy.

Thompson has been charged with armed robbery.

The victim was not hurt.

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