WEST POINT — A local business manager was robbed at gun point while making a night deposit about 1 a.m. Thursday.
Officers with the West Point Police Department were dispatched to Regions Bank on the corner of Main and Fourth streets. The manager was held up before the money bag could be placed in the night deposit box, according to a WPPD press release.
The victim told police she had a “large black gun” in her face and grabbed the money back containing an undisclosed amount of cash and checks. The robber reportedly fled north behind the bank.
Per the victim’s description and surveillance videos, WPPD says they are looking for a short black male approximately 5 foot, 4 inches tall. The night of the robbery he was dressed in dark clothing and had a cloth over his face.
WPPD Chief Tim Brinkley is encouraging local businesses to arrange a police escort prior to making night deposits.
“Criminals are opportunistic and may target night depositors during the hours when businesses close,” Brinkley said in the release. “The department offers this service free of charge to our businesses and wants them to take advantage of this.”
The investigation is ongoing, WPPD is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest.
WPPD can be reached at 662-494-1244.
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