TUPELO – An arrest has been made in the robbery of a convenience store.
Willie B. Topp, 20, of Tupelo, has been charged with armed robbery. The incident occurred at NT’s Gas Station on McCullough Boulevard on Wednesday.
An employee told officers a black male had entered the store around 9 p.m., displayed a handgun and demanded money from the register. Topp allegedly took an undetermined amount of cash and fled on foot.
A witness at the scene saw Topp leave and told officers where he was last seen headed. Officers found Topp hiding under a resident’s deck, and he was taken into custody without incident.
No one was injured in the robbery.