HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police need the public's help in solving a pair of armed robberies in the Hub City.
The first incident occurred on Nov. 14th at Dollar General on Lincoln Road where a suspect pulled a knife on a victim and stole her purse.
According to a Hattiesburg Police incident report the victim was walking toward the entrance to the store when an unknown white male grabbed her purse. The report stated the victim resisted and they fell to the ground and the suspect pulled out a brown and gold handled pocket knife and pointed at her. The suspect demanded her purse, so she handed it over.
The suspect is described as around 50 years-old, shaggy brown and gray beard, wearing a brown hoodie and dark colored pants.
The weapon used in the crime was located on the sidewalk next to the building and was taken and put into evidence.
The victim received several bruises and a scratch from the altercation.
The second incident occurred on Nov. 16th at 5093 Hardy Street at Walgreens where a suspect displayed a handgun and stole pills.
According to a Hattiesburg Police incident report the suspect is described as a black male.
A third armed robbery incident occurred on Nov. 16th at the Highway 49 Motel 6, where Riketa Johnson and Raymond Vinson were arrested for pulling a taser on a victim and stealing jewelry.