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Investigation continues into West Point armed robbery

West Point police say the incident happened New Year’s Day sometime near 1:40 a.m. on Avalon Street.

Posted: Jan. 12, 2018 11:46 AM
Updated: Jan. 12, 2018 11:46 AM

WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) – Other arrests are expected in an armed robbery case in West Point.

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West Point police say the incident happened New Year’s Day sometime near 1:40 a.m. on Avalon Street.

When officers got there, they made contact with a man and a boy who were robbed at gunpoint. Police say the man was pulled from the driver-side of a vehicle and was assaulted several times with a handgun while the suspect demanded money.

The boy got out of the vehicle but was attacked and held down by another unknown suspect.

Police say both suspects were wearing masks and fled the scene in a silver Nissan Maxima after taking $100 from the man.

On January 4, police arrested Andre Lane for armed robbery. He later bonded out on a $50,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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