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SPD seeking suspects in armed robberies

 

Starkville Police Department is seeking information for a weekend armed robbery and two earlier cases that have not yet yielded arrests. Pictured in surveillance store footage, from left, is the suspect who robbed a Dollar General on Stark Road on Saturday; a suspect who robbed the Quality Fuels on Highway 12 West on Oct. 25; and the suspect who robbed the Sprint Mart at the intersection of Louisville Street and Academy Road on Nov. 5.

Starkville Police Department is seeking information for a weekend armed robbery and two earlier cases that have not yet yielded arrests. Pictured in surveillance store footage, from left, is the suspect who robbed a Dollar General on Stark Road on Saturday; a suspect who robbed the Quality Fuels on Highway 12 West on Oct. 25; and the suspect who robbed the Sprint Mart at the intersection of Louisville Street and Academy Road on Nov. 5. Photo by: Courtesy photos

 

Alex Holloway

 

 

Starkville Police Department is seeking public assistance for a weekend armed robbery and two earlier cases that have not yet yielded arrests. 

 

SPD Public Information Officer Brandon Lovelady said the department received a call to the Dollar General on Stark Road at 6:48 p.m. Saturday after a man robbed the store at knifepoint. 

 

Lovelady said no injuries were reported in the incident and couldn't confirm what, if anything, was taken from the store. 

 

SPD released surveillance footage of the incident on Wednesday. It shows a man with a red, short-sleeved shirt over a black hoodie entering the store. The man's face is covered by a hood, bandanna and sunglasses, and he appears to be wearing gloves. The man wore black pants and black shoes, and carried a black backpack. 

 

Police are also searching for two suspects in separate armed robberies from earlier in the fall, both of which The Dispatch previously reported. 

 

The first was a robbery at Quality Fuels on Highway 12 West on Oct. 25. Police reported the store's clerk was physically assaulted in the robbery and suffered minor injuries. 

 

SPD previously released a surveillance footage photo that shows the suspect, who was wearing a black short sleeved shirt with a gray undershirt, white gloves, a black and white hat, and a black bandanna. Police described the suspect as a black man who is about 6 feet tall and average height. 

 

The second incident was a robbery of the Sprint Mart at the intersection of Louisville Street and Academy Road. The incident happened at about 1 a.m. on Nov. 5. No injuries were reported. 

 

A surveillance footage photo from the incident shows a suspect in black clothing with a mask covering his face. 

 

Anyone with information on the incidents can contact SPD at 662-323-4131, Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151 or leave a tip online at www.cityofstarkville.org/starkvillepd.  

 

Lovelady said Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers is offering rewards of up to $1,000 for tips that lead to arrests.

 

 

 

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