CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Flora convenience store robbery - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Flora convenience store robbery

Source: Flora Shell Source: Flora Shell
Source: Flora Shell Source: Flora Shell
Source: Flora Shell Source: Flora Shell
FLORA, MS (WLBT) -

Investigators in Flora are searching for two men who held up a gas station convenience store Tuesday night. The crime was caught on cameras.

The surveillance footage from the Shell gas station on Highway 49 from Tuesday evening shows the crime as it happened.

Just before 9 p.m. two men ran into the store and held it up. One man pointed a handgun at the clerk, and ordered him to the floor.

"We know they were armed with some type of semi automatic pistol, said Flora Police Chief Dewayne Moak. "They did bound the clerk with duct tape; hands, feet, around his head. At this point we don't have any info on ID's or vehicle information."

Chief Moak said the surveillance video is probably the most important piece of evidence they have.

With the clerk tied up, the video shows the thieves take cash from two registers, then destroy the business phone so no one can call for help.

They then take the clerk's cell phone, before running out the door and around the building.

"They took a risk certainly," added Chief Moak. "Were very fortunate that nobody came in cause when somebody comes in in the middle of a robbery you don't know what's going to happen. You don't know how they're going to respond. You don't know how the patrons are going to respond, you don't know how anyone is going to respond. Its very important we catch these folks."

A customer came in and found the clerk bound about 15 minutes after the robbery.

The two robbers are only described as black males, both wearing dark hoodies with bandanas covering their faces. Investigators are hoping someone in the area, saw something, and can provide them with more to go on.

"We would be more than happy to get anything we can get regarding suspicious people or suspicious cars in the area around 8:30-9 last night," said the chief.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Flora police at 601-879-8871

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