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Store cashier hit over head during robbery


Seth Putnam



A cashier at a Lowndes County gas station was hit over the head during an armed robbery on Saturday. 


Around 9:15 p.m. Saturday, a man carrying a pistol entered the Prairie Point Chevron station on Highway 45 South, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff''s Office in a report on The man allegedly asked for cash, and struck the employee before leaving the store with an unreported amount. 


The clerk declined medical care and described the suspect as a 6-foot, 200-pound, black male who was wearing a long, hooded, black jacket. 







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Article Comment chill commented at 7/19/2010 2:45:00 PM:

The clerk described the suspect as a 6-foot, 200-pound, black male who was wearing a long, hooded, black jacket.

First and foremost, I sure hope the clerk wasn't injured too bad.......but it shouldn't be hard to narrow down the suspect...DUH.....6' 200# black male wearing a hooded jacket...DUH.....narrows it down to 99% of suspects in ALL crime.....I'll bet his pants were hanging below his butt huh?


Article Comment columbus commented at 7/19/2010 5:40:00 PM:

You go chill! Pants below the butt should be against the law. back in my day that was and excuse to jerk their pants down and laugh. Its more work to keep your pants down below your butt than to keep them up right? Whats wrong with these people? I like the song: pants on the ground-pants on the ground- lookin like a fool with yo pants on the ground!


Article Comment keep it real commented at 7/19/2010 7:05:00 PM:

Actually, according to the Uniform Crime Reports, which is compiled using information on crime reported by the FBI, 58.3% of all non-violent crimes in the US in 2008 were committed by white criminals (39.4% by black criminals). Of the 27,476 robberies, 41.7% were committed by white criminals and 56.7% were committed by black criminals. I'm sure there is no way to actually figure out how many of the black criminals were 6'2, 200lbs, and wore a hooded jacket. But hopefully you'll agree that MOST robbery suspects (black or white) wear hooded jackets when committing crimes. So the 99% figure thrown out below is hardly accurate and is a perfect example of people being too lazy to look read an article and pull out the important information. I think the point of Seth including the characteristics of the criminal at large was to help someone who might know something about the incident identify the suspect. We will always struggle with race relations if people continue to think like Mr/Mrs. "Chill". And "think" in the previous sentence is probably not the best word to use!


Article Comment lance commented at 7/20/2010 10:28:00 AM:

Wow Keep it real, those statistics are astonishing. Who would have thought that 56.7% robberies are committed by 12.84% percent of the population. Guess you learn something new everyday.


Article Comment chill commented at 7/20/2010 10:58:00 AM:

responding to: keep it real comments:



Article Comment keep it real commented at 7/20/2010 10:40:00 PM:

@ lance: 56.7% is not even close to the 99% figure "chill" threw out, no matter what ethnic group we're talking about. Surely you disagree that just because 65.2% of the criminals arrested for forcible rape and 63.3% of the criminals arrested for aggravated assault were white means that 99% of these two crimes are committed by white criminals!?! Right?

@ chill: who said anything about you being a racist? a wise old man once told me that a hit dog will always holler! :)


Article Comment roscoe p. coltrain commented at 7/22/2010 9:37:00 AM:

And a bird in the hand will crap on you!!


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