‘Textbook response’ brings quick capture in Oxford robbery

OXFORD – Officers from at least four law enforcement agencies helped arrest a suspect Wednesday within 10 minutes of a robbery at the Mississippi Federal Credit Union on West Jackson Avenue.
Lafayette County Detention Center records showed that Perry Mosley, 41, address unavailable, was charged with bank robbery. Officers from Oxford Police Department, University of Mississippi Police Department, Lafayette County Sheriff Department and the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded.
“UPD, Highway Patrol, deputy sheriffs and Oxford Police all heard the call on the scanner,” said Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin. “When he was cornered, he gave up.”
The robbery-in-progress call was issued at 1:11 p.m., and officers surrounded the suspect and had him in custody by 1:21.
“Nobody hurt, no shots fired,” Martin said. “It was a textbook response.”
The chief confirmed that money was taken in the robbery. While a large amount was recovered, he said late Wednesday afternoon that investigators had not finished confirming whether all missing money had been recovered.
He declined to release further details until investigators have a more complete account of the incident.
The Mississippi Federal Credit Union has locations in Jackson at the University of Mississippi Health Sciences campus and in Oxford in front of Oxford Mall and in the Ole Miss Student Union.
Contact reporter Errol Castens at (662) 281-1069 or errol.castens@djournal.com.

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