UPDATE: Armed robbery suspect’s bond set at $100K  

Published 4:06 pm Monday, April 22, 2024

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NATCHEZ — Natchez Municipal Judge Christina Daugherty set a $100,000 bond for a young man who allegedly robbed a Natchez convenience store around the midnight hour on Sunday.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nehemiah Levy, 19, allegedly approached a store clerk at the Blue Sky Exxon station on Liberty Road and demanded that she empty the cash register and then flashed a gun tucked in the waistband of his pants, said Natchez Police Chief Cal Green.

“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, but that it was taken forcefully with a firearm threat, which is a felony.

Police were able to identify a suspect with surveillance video and eye-witnesses at the store and arrest him by Sunday afternoon.