Pearl gas station robbed at gunpoint; suspect on the run

Pearl gas station robbed at gunpoint; suspect on the run
Source: WLBT

PEARL, Miss. (WLBT) - A pearl gas station was robbed at gunpoint early Thursday morning.

According to Lt. John Chalk, around 5:00 a.m. the Pearl Police Department received a 911 call from employees at the Circle K at 481 S. Pearson Road in reference to a robbery at the business.

Officers arrived and witnesses told them the suspect entered the business and produced a firearm.

He demanded for the clerk to open the register and took the money from inside.

Witnesses described the suspect as a dark skinned male possibly in his early 30′s, about 5′8″ and weighing about 185-200 lbs.

Store employees said no shots were fired and nobody was injured during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pearl Police Department at 601-939-7000 or email criminalinvestigations@cityofpearl.com. If you wish to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477) or send a tip to www.P3tips.com.

This is an active, ongoing investigation.

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