HPD responds to armed robbery attempt

HPD responds to armed robbery attempt
HPD responded to reports of an armed robbery on Magnolia Street. Source: WDAM
HPD responded to reports of an armed robbery on Magnolia Street. Source: WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS - Hattiesburg police responded to the 600 block of Magnolia Avenue in reference to an armed robbery attempt around 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

According to Lt. Jon Traxler, during the attempt the suspect used a firearm to strike the victim, causing it to discharge. However, no one was injured by the stray bullet.

The investigation is still ongoing.