Local man robbed at gunpoint at a car wash


On Sunday, June 24, at 11:35am, Picayune Police Department officers were dispatched to a local car wash facility on Hwy 11 in reference to an armed robbery of a person, according to Assistant Police Chief Jeremy Magri.

Upon arrival, the victim told the officers that he had pulled into a stall to wash his vehicle, got out of the vehicle to begin washing it when a white male carrying a sawed-off shotgun approached him and demanded his personal property. The victim stated that, at this time, another white male walked into the stall holding a pistol by his waist making the same demand to the victim (demanding his personal property).

Magri stated that the victim handed over a money clip that contained several miscellaneous cards and approximately $120.00 in U.S. currency. Both suspects then ran toward and got into a silver or gray newer model 4 door car believed to be a Nissan which was being driven by a white female. The vehicle fled the scene and headed north on Hwy 11 according to Magri.

Magri said the victim and witnesses described the two white males as one being tall and skinny with tattoos on both arms, with brown hair and bad teeth. The other male suspect was described as being short and skinny with blonde hair with a short fade haircut. Both suspects could possibly be in the age range of 20s or 30s according to the descriptions from the victim and witnesses. The only description for the driver was she was a white female according to Magri.

Detectives were dispatched to the scene and are actively following up on several leads in the case. If anyone has information about this case, you are asked to please call the Picayune Police Department at 601-798-7411, or if you wish to remain anonymous

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