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Store Clerk Held At Gunpoint During Armed Robbery

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Hattiesburg Police are looking for two suspects who held a man at gunpoint at a convenience store.

Lamar Convenience Store employee Mahur Adams said around 7:30 Monday night, two men came into the store, pulled a gun out on him, and demanded money. The entire crime was caught on camera.

"I told them to leave the gun and take whatever they wanted," he said.

He said he keeps his own gun in the store with him but decided not to use it because the robbers looked like teenagers.

"I said they were too young, killing people for a couple of dollars, they are not worth the money.," Adams said.

He says he recently moved from Detroit to the area, this is the second week that the store has been open.

"I thought this would be safer than Detroit," he said. "My problems came here in Hattiesburg."

Adams says he was the only one working inside the store at the time of the robbery.

"One of them stop here at the counter while the other one went around the counter," he said.

Adams said they got away with about $1,000 in cash, along with his wallet and cigarettes.

"It took about two to three minutes for them to take cash and cigarettes and they ran out," he said.

He said after the robbery was over, a friend came inside and tended to the store while he tried to follow the suspects in his car.

"They stopped the car on 4th street," He said.

He said they were driving a red car. Police are still looking for the two suspects.


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