Robbery reported in Tupelo

By NEMS Daily Journal staff

Tupelo police officers are looking for a suspect after a South Thomas Street gas station was allegedly robbed Friday night.

Son-in-Law’s Texaco gas station at 133 S. Thomas Street was robbed shortly before 7 p.m.
The gas station is across the street from Spanish Village.

The suspect is described as a black male suspect, slender built wearing blue jeans, green shirt and green hat.

He had a gun during the alleged robbery, according to the scanner.

As of 7 p.m., the suspect was on foot, heading south on Thomas Street.

TPD is now searching for the suspect with its canine team, according to the police scanner. They also have reviewed security footage during the alleged robbery.

The alleged robber got away with an undisclosed amount of money. According to the police scanner, he brought a bag into the gas station, gave it to the cashier, she filled it and gave it back to him. Then, he took off.

Son-in-Law’s is owned by Matthew and Katie Foster of Tupelo. The couple bought the business in June 2009 from her parents.

It’s a popular lunch destination. In fact, the South Gloster convenience store sells more food and frozen casseroles than gas, according to a Daily Journal story from November 2010.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-773-TIPS

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