Man busted in failed furniture store robbery

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Police make an arrest in Monday's attempted armed robbery at a Jackson furniture store.

22-year-old Robert Leon Jackson is accused of going into City Furniture on Bailey Avenue with the intention of robbing the business.

Police say Jackson boldly entered the store displaying a weapon. But a store employee turned the tables on Jackson when he pulled out a gun and fired several shots at the would-be robber.

Jackson has an extensive arrest record that includes 2 felony convictions. He is currently on probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Jackson is expected to make his initial court appearance Wednesday.

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