Man charged in armed robbery

Published 12:04 am Wednesday, October 14, 2015

NATCHEZ — A Natchez man was arrested Tuesday in connection with an unsuccessful armed robbery that happened Sept. 10 at a barbershop on Minor Street.

Richard T. Norman III, 23, 4 Fletcher St., was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with armed robbery.

Natchez Police Detective Jerry Ford said the NPD received a tip Tuesday that Fletcher was at Susie B. West Apartments.

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When officers arrived, Norman was located and arrested on the scene, Ford said.

During the attempted robbery, Ford said Norman allegedly entered the barbershop wearing a ski mask at approximately 8:30 p.m., and was armed with a handgun and demanded money.

The robbery was foiled, however, when the owner of the business entered the shop from the back with his own weapon, firing several shots and scaring the would-be robber.

Ford said Norman was identified as a suspect in the case through tips to the department.

Norman was in custody late Tuesday at the Natchez City Jail without bond.