Suspects sought in Friday armed robbery

Lamar County Sheriff's Deputies are searchingfor two black males in connection with a Friday night armed robbery. The incidentoccurred shortly after 10 p.m. at the Exxon station at the Old Highway 11 andOld Highway 24 intersection.

A store clerk stated that the suspectsentered the gas station, displayed a gun, and demanded money. The employeeadded she just put her hands up and backed away from the register. According toauthorities the suspects left the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount ofmoney.

Near the scene, officers recovered clothing in the middle ofthe road along Hickory Knoll, and stated that it matched the description givenby the store employees and video that caught the incident.

The investigation is still ongoing and authoritiesurge anyone who may have any information regarding the crime to contact601-794-8610.