COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Lowndes County investigators are asking for help identifying the person who robbed a Dollar General store.
In a news release from Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins, he said the armed robbery happened on Aug. 4 at the store on Highway 45 North in Columbus. The store is at the north entrance of the city.
As employees prepared to close for the night, the robber entered the store, showed a handgun, walked around the counter and grabbed money from the cash drawer.
The robber then ran out of the store.
Witnesses described the robber as a Black man, approximately 6 feet in height and weighing almost 300 pounds.
The robber was wearing a black T-shirt with the letter "B" on it, a black baseball cap, camouflage shorts and a surgical-style mask.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at 662-328-6788 or the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.
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