Hattiesburg armed robbery suspect sought

Hattiesburg armed robbery suspect sought
Officials are searching for a suspect for an armed robbery. Photo Source WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Local law enforcement agencies are searching for an armed robbery suspect involved in a Hattiesburg incident.

Around 10:30 a.m. a black male wearing a bandanna, yellow shirt and black pants attempted to rob a female victim at gunpoint in the Winn-Dixie parking lot, but no items were reported stolen.

Hattiesburg Police Department has described the suspect as a clean-shaven, young black male. He is suspected to be in his early 20's, slim and approximately 5'10" to 6'2".

Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel stated his department sent officers and K9s to assist since it is a Hattiesburg case, and the suspect fled on foot towards the Corinthian Court area off Westover Drive.

Officials are currently searching the area for the suspect.

If you have any information contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.