Two employees were robbed at gunpoint while closing the Dollar General on Tiffentown Road.
According to Sheriff Martin Pace, at about 10:15 p.m. two female employees of the Dollar General on Tiffentown had closed the store.
Those employees told the Vicksburg Daily News that as they left the building, one of their vehicles wouldn’t start so they opened the hood and were working on it. “Soon as I got it started I closed the hood and got in it to leave. He came running up and put a gun to the window. I thought he was joking. He wasn’t joking. He told me to get out of the car or he would shoot me,” said one of the employees.
A hoody and gloves
He was a black male, about 5’10” wearing a green or blue hoodie, gray gloves and carrying a gun.
According to the employees they reentered the building where he made them open the safe. “Once the safe was open he had us go to the back room. He took our keys and cell phones and told us to wait until everything was quiet,” explained the Assistant Manager.
When asked how long they were in the cooler, the employee said, “It seemed like a really long time, but I really don’t know how long it was.”
The call reporting the robbery was made to 911 at 10:40 p.m.
Numerous Sheriff’s Deputies including Dustin Keyes and David Culbertson arrived to clear the scene. When the Vicksburg Daily News arrived a deputy was seen with his weapon drawn clearing the back of the building. Investigator Stacy Rollison has taken over the investigation.
No one was injured in the robbery.
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