Armed robbery suspect in custody

Published 3:17 pm Sunday, April 21, 2024

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NATCHEZ — A man accused of robbing a convenience store overnight either late Saturday or early Sunday is now in custody at Natchez Police Department.

Natchez Police Chief Cal Green said that Nehemiah Levy was taken into custody “within the last half hour or so” amid an armed robbery investigation involving the Blue Sky Exxon station on Liberty Road.

“He told the clerk give me everything in the register,” Green said. “At one point the clerk thought he was joking but then he lifted his shirt and showed a firearm he had in his waistband.”

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Green said it was “not a huge amount of money” taken, without knowing the exact amount in the register but said it was taken with force and with a firearm threat, which is a felony.

The suspect initially got away, however, police were able identify a suspect with surveillance video and witnesses at the store, Green said.

This story will be updated with more details as they are available.