Mt. Olive armed robbery suspect sought

Mt. Olive armed robbery suspect sought
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COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Covington County authorities are searching for a suspect that held up an automotive garage in Mt. Olive.

According to Covington County Sheriff's Department Investigator, Russell Beasley, the armed robbery happened just before noon on Wednesday.

"The suspect entered the business and displayed a handgun and demanded money," Beasley said. "He then fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash."

According to Covington County Sheriff Stann Smith, investigators believe the suspect is a local person.

If you have any information, contact Covington County authorities at 601-765-8281 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.