Two attempted armed robberies in the same day?

July 19, 2016

 

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Hattiesburg Police are investigating a couple robberies that happened Saturday.

 

Hattiesburg Police Officer, Lt. Jon Traxler said an attempted armed robbery happened at the Junior Food Mart on West 7th Street.

 

The suspect had a knife and left without cash.

 

The other crime happened in the 600 Block of Magnolia Avenue.

 

Police said there was a struggle between the suspect and the victim. The victim was struck and the gun went off.

 

Police said it's unclear whether the Magnolia incident will be considered an armed robbery.

 

No one was hurt and nothing was stolen in both cases.

 

Police are still looking for both suspects.

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