TUPELO – Police are searching for a small gray sedan with Chickasaw County license plates and its occupants in connection with a Tuesday afternoon armed robbery in West Tupelo.
About 12:20 p.m., a Ruth Street resident was working in his yard when he was called over to speak to the occupants of a car stopped in the street. When he reached the car, an assailant in the back seat of the car pulled a black handgun and demanded his cash from his wallet, said Tupelo Police Capt. Rusty Haynes.
The robbers took the money and fled. The victim was not injured.
Based on the description, police believe the car is a gray Nissan Sentra with a Chickasaw County license plate, CHC 993, Haynes said.
Anyone with information about the robbery is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-773-8477.