Police still searching for armed robber

September 16, 2009 9:54:00 AM



Starkville police Tuesday were still searching for a man they say tried to rob Starkville Ready Cash this weekend, but fled the scene after an employee pulled a gun and fired at him.  


At approximately 5:30 a.m. Saturday, the Starkville Police Department was notified of an attempted armed robbery at Starkville Ready Cash on Highway 12. The suspect brandished a handgun and attempted to rob the owner when the owner was opening the business, according to a SPD press release.  


The owner then pulled his own handgun and began firing at the suspect, Starkville police said. The suspect fled the scene on foot and headed north behind the business into a residential area. 


Police describe the suspect as a black male, wearing a white T-shirt, long pants and a head covering. No further information is being released at this time and arrests are pending, police said. 


Anyone with information is asked to call the Starkville Police Department at 662-323-4131, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.