Suspect assaults and attempts to rob elderly woman at gunpoint

Suspect assaults and attempts to rob elderly woman at gunpoint (Image 1)

HATTIESBURG, MS – Police are searching for a suspect who assaulted an elderly woman and attempted to rob her at gunpoint.

The incident happened in the parking lot of the Winn Dixie around the 4400 block of Hardy Street. The suspect failed to take anything. According to an official release the victim describes her attacker “as a younger black male in his early 20’s, slim and clean shaven.” He may be approximately 5’10” to 6’2” in height.

He is shown in video surveillance to be wearing a yellow polo/-t-shirt, a pair of black short pants, a black do-rag, and black and white shoes. The suspect fled the scene. If anyone has any information, please call the Hattiesburg Police Department at (601) 544-7900.

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