HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police are investigating the Hub City's third armed robbery in 24 hours.
All three armed robberies occurred within hours of each other on Thursday.
Third armed robbery:
Around 7 p.m. police responded to a call of an armed robbery at 215 Broadway Drive, Family Dollar Store, according to Hattiesburg Police Lt. LaTosha Myers-Mitchell.
"A black male wearing a cowboy hat and green shorts went in and displayed a handgun, got an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene," said Myers-Mitchell.
No suspect is in custody at this time, according to police.
Second armed robbery:
According to Hattiesburg Police Lt. LaTosha Myers-Mitchell, just after 5:30 p.m. an armed robbery occurred at 3423 Hardy Street, Approved Cash-Advance.
"A white male subject armed with a handgun wearing a hospital mask over his face entered the business, displayed the handgun and demanded money," said Myers-Mitchell. "He fled the scene in a four-door white sedan with an undisclosed amount of cash."
The suspect was wearing a white shirt with dark blue pants. The suspect also had a hospital mask on and a hair net. :
First armed robbery:
According to HPD Public Information Officer LaTosha Myers-Mitchell, the female suspect demanded money at a Motel 6 on Thursday morning.
She is also the suspect in recent hotel robberies in the past week, according to Myers-Mitchell.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hattiesburg Police Department at 601-545-4971.
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