By Lena Mitchell
Daily Journal Corinth Bureau
CORINTH – Corinth police continue a search for three suspects, two involved in an armed robbery Sunday night and three in an attempted armed robbery early Monday morning. They believe two of the suspects may have been involved in both crimes.
The two incidents resulted in the two victims suffering gunshot wounds, said Det. Capt. Ralph Dance. The injuries were not life-threatening.
The first incident, Dance said, happened about 8 p.m. Sunday when the victim said he was in his car at the intersection of North Polk and Highway 2 when a man walked up to his vehicle. When the driver lowered his window, he said the man pulled a gun and a second man came up, one getting into the passenger seat and the other in the back seat.
They had the driver go to a wooded area, where they robbed him and shot him in the leg. The shooting victim was able to drive himself to the police department where he reported the robbery and shooting, and an officer drove him to the hospital.
About 1 a.m. Monday a Hispanic man who was working outside on Wick Street said two men and a women approached him and demanded money. When he told them he didn’t have any money, they shot at him, grazing his face. The victim turned to run and was shot a second time in the back of the leg.
Police do not have specific descriptions of the suspects except that the two men are black males and the third suspect is a black female, Dance said. The reason they believe the crimes are related is that shell casings from both shootings all came from .22-caliber magnum pistols.
The police urge the public to be cautious of people approaching your vehicle. “Drive to a safe area and call 911 and we’ll go to the area and see if we can help,” Dance said.
Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to call the Corinth Police Department, (662) 286-3377 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi, (800) 773-8477.