Arrest made in connection with recent convenience store robbery

Published 12:29 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017


NATCHEZ — The Natchez Police Department charged a man Friday in connection with one of the recent convenience store robberies.

Natchez Police Department Lt. Kenneth Stampley said Jeffrey Wayne Clark, 51, 18 Prince Addition Road, was charged with armed robbery in connection with the March 2 robbery of Kaiser’s Food and Fuel on U.S. 61 South.

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Stampley said NPD and Adams County Sheriff’s Office investigators recently met for a meeting  to share intelligence on recent robberies and burglaries.

Since Feb. 28, five convenience stores have been robbed and at least two businesses burglarized after hours.

During the meeting, Stampley said one of the investigators noticed that the Kaiser’s Food and Fuel suspect was wearing similar shoes as Clark, who had been arrested last week by ACSO on a burglary charge.

Because of the shoe similarities, a search warrant was obtained for Clark’s residence which turned up evidence connecting him to the Kaiser’s Food and Fuel robbery, Stampley said.

Police do not currently have evidence that ties Clark to any other robberies, but are continuing to investigate any possible connections, Stampley said.

Clark remained behind bars Monday afternoon in the Adams County Jail.

Anyone with information about the recent robberies or burglaries 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.