Thursday, October 24, 2013
Police investigate armed robberies
By SUE WATSON
The armed robbery of Money Matters Thursday and the holdup of a woman in the library parking lot Monday are under investigation at the Holly Springs Police Department.
Chief William Hollowell said three suspects are being held in the Marshall County jail in connection with the armed robbery of Money Matters on West Van Dorn Avenue at Craft Street. And investigators are seeking clues to the robbery in the library parking lot, he said.
Details about the armed robbery of Money Matters are being withheld while the investigation continues, he said.
That robbery took place at about 5:20 p.m. October 17 while the Holly Springs High School homecoming parade was wrapping up.
On Monday of this week, a patron of the Marshall County Library on East Gholson Avenue was sitting in her vehicle eating lunch at about 2:30 p.m. when a masked black male walked up with a long gun held at the ready, Hollowell said. The subject pointed the gun at the woman and said, “Give me your purse.”
The victim handed over her brown leather Donney-Bourke purse and the subject fled in the direction of the Health Department, the chief said.
The victim proceeded to the sheriff’s department to report the crime and saw the suspect on Market Street while en route to the sheriff’s office, Hollowell said.
A bystander near the Health Department also saw the subject hide the weapon in the woods beside the building and get into a four-door, blue Chevrolet being driven by a woman estimated to be between 45 and 50 years of age. The female driver was reported to be medium brown in complexion and have short hair, the chief said. The male subject wearing the mask was estimated to be about 5 feet 7 inches tall.
The long gun was recovered from the woods, he said.
Hollowell requested anyone who has information that could lead to the arrest of suspects in these two robberies, or any other crimes, to call the police department at 662-252-2122 or Marshall County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Callers may remain anonymous.
Precautions are in order for anyone getting in or out of their vehicle and going in and out of stores to shop or even into their own home, Hollowell said.
“Especially with the holiday season approaching, residents are advised not to leave valuables, purses, or gifts in plain view in their cars,” Hollowell said.
“Lock your car while you are at a gas station and going inside to pay for gas. Be constantly vigilant and aware of your surroundings when going to vehicles or inside stores or businesses and when coming out.”
These armed robberies took place in daylight and criminals are getting more brazen in recent times, Hollowell said.
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