Deputy Kevin Wood was dispatched to Bethel Springs Dollar General on a robbery around 11:23 a.m. on June 19.

The deputies were alerted that two black males with firearms had taken the money from the cashier before law enforcement arrived on the scene.

The suspects were believed to have gotten into a black Ford F-150.

Once on the scene, the front doors were sealed off to preserve the crime scene and protect potential evidence.

Ashley Morrison was working the register at the time of the robbery, while the manager of the store, Becky Cook, was working in the back of the store.

According to the report, Morrison stated that the suspects came into the store as if to be shopping.

One suspect was reported to have been wearing blue pants and a blue shirt, while the other suspect had on dark colored shorts and a white shirt.  Both suspects were wearing blue masks at the time of the robbery.

When the suspects approached the counter, they asked for a price on a tire gauge.

The male wearing the blue shirt then pulled a gun on Morrison and told her to give him all the money. 

Morrison told the suspect she could not give him all the money because she did not have a key to the safe.

Morrison then went to back of the store and explained the situation to Cook. She told her that both suspects were armed.

Morrison and Cook then returned to the front of the store with the suspect wearing the blue shirt following them. They then proceeded to give the suspect approximately $971.00 from the register.

The suspects took the money and left. Morrison and Cook quickly locked the door to the store and called the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department.

Eyewitnesses stated they saw the suspects exit the store and leave in a Ford F-150, heading north towards Jackson.

The suspect in the blue shirt is also wanted in connection with another Dollar General robbery in Toone around 8:45 a.m. on the same day.

The TBI was called to assist in processing the crime scene. 

This incident is still under investigation.

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