UPDATE: Young man arrested for Lowndes robbery

Law enforcement in Lowndes County is investigating a strong-armed robbery at a convenience store that happened Monday night, according to the sheriff.

Posted: Sep 24, 2018 10:11 PM
Updated: Sep 26, 2018 9:59 AM

Update 09/25/18 4:57 p.m.

Allen Torez Moon, 18, was arrested Tuesday for the robbery. Through the investigation, officers were able to positively identify the suspect as Moon. 


Allen Torez Moon | Photo: Lowndes County Jail

Investigators and deputies recovered clothing that was discarded by the suspect shortly after the robbery. 

Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge says Moon will appear before a judge within 48 hours for an initial appearance for a bond hearing.

Update 09/25/18 2:21 p.m.

Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge says officers have a person in custody but are not releasing any more information at this time.

Update 09/25/18 10:48 a.m.

According to the investigative report, the incident happened sometime near closing time. The store clerk said a light-skinned black male entered the store quickly. The person had on a woman's purple zip-up sweater, a pair of black sweatpants with orange stripes on both legs and something blue covering his face.

The clerk stated the man grabbed her and told her, "give me the money, my baby just died today." A tussle followed. The man reportedly put the clerk in a choke hold and said he wanted the money and did not want to hurt her.

After getting the money, the robber reportedly ran toward Tabernacle Road and got into a vehicle. The vehicle was described as an SUV. 

The clerk said she didn't see the man's face, but recognized his voice. A deputy later found the clothing of the robber on Mill Road. The clothing was on the shoulder of the roadway and the ditch.

See the original post below.

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Law enforcement in Lowndes County is investigating a strong-armed robbery at a convenience store that happened Monday night, according to the sheriff.

Sheriff Mike Arledge said the convenience store is located off Highway 50 on Tabernacle Road, east of Columbus. A black male entered the store around 9 p.m. and demanded money using physical force. 

The suspect got away with an undetermined amount of cash, Arledge said. 

This is an ongoing investigation. 

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