2 sought in Lamar Co. armed robbery

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Lamar County authorities are asking for the public's help in solving a Tuesday afternoon armed robbery.

The crime occurred Tuesday around 5:25 p.m. outside a home on Masion Rue off West 4th Street, according to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel.

"Two black males pulled in behind a female in her driveway and while she was gathering her belongings to exit her car they approached the car and displayed a black handgun and demanded her purse," Rigel said.

Rigel said both suspects appeared to be young, one of the suspects was wearing a fluorescent bright yellow hoodie with dark jeans and the other was wearing a hoodie as well.

"Once they got her purse they took off in what appears to be a SUV or a suburban," Rigel said. "That vehicle was caught on surveillance cameras in the area and it is black with a large chrome stripe down both sides."

If you have any information regarding the crime, contact the Lamar County Sheriff's Department or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.