Police release photos from recent robberies

Published 12:57 am Tuesday, March 21, 2017


NATCHEZ — Natchez police have released two photographs of two suspects in recent convenience store robberies and is asking residents for help identifying the robbers.

The photos were captured from security footage recorded during Saturday night’s robbery of the Sprint Mart on Seargent S. Prentiss Drive near Merit Health Natchez and during the March 2 robbery of Kaiser’s Food and Fuel on U.S. 61 South.

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At least five convenience stores have been robbed in approximately three weeks.

In addition to the Sprint Mart on Seargent S. Prentiss and Kaiser’s on U.S. 61 South, Kaiser’s Mobil Mart on U.S. 61 North was robbed Feb. 28. The Morgantown Exxon on U.S. 61 North was robbed March 2 a few hours after the Kaiser’s on U.S. 61 South robbery.

The Sprint Mart on Wood Avenue was robbed March 7.

Christopher Wimberly, 35, 1018 Martins Lane, was arrested and charged for the robbery of the Morgantown Exxon. Police have said security footage has eliminated Wimberly as a suspect in the other robberies.

NPD and Adams County Sheriff’s Office officials have said the two agencies have increased patrols at convenience stores.

The robbery of Kaiser’s on U.S. 61 North occurred outside the city limits in the jurisdiction of ACSO. The other robberies happened in the jurisdiction of NPD.

NPD Lt. Kenneth Stampley said Monday that the police department needs help from members of the public to catch the robbery suspects.

“Anybody that hears something or knows something should call us,” Stampley said.

Anyone with information about the robberies should contact Crime Stoppers at 601-442-5000.

Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $1,000 for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.

Calls are anonymous.