Shannon gas station robbed at gunpoint

By NEMS Daily Journal

SHANNON – The Texaco Hilltop Grocery in Shannon reportedly was robbed at gunpoint Friday night.

Police Chief Desiree Kershner said the station on Highway 45 was held up shortly before 7 p.m. by a light-skinned black man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gloves.

She said he was holding a semi-automatic handgun and a crowbar.

He allegedly held the gun on the clerk and demanded the clerk use the crowbar to pry open the ATM machine. The clerk had a key to the ATM machine, opened it and the reported robber took about $2,900.

The man ran away toward Nettleton where police believe he got into a vehicle.

The clerk was unharmed.

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