Suspects sought in ATM theft
Brookhaven Police need the public’s help locating two men suspected in a smash-and-grab ATM theft last week.
The men, thought to be in the Jackson metro area, are considered armed and dangerous, Capt. Clint Earls said.
Gregory Ponnell Trigg, 38, of Jackson, and Thaddeus Lathomas Jarvis, 33, of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are suspected of using a stolen Ford F-250 truck Sept. 20 to crash into a wall of the C Store on Hwy. 51 and make off with the ATM, he said.
Police have issued warrants for the men.
Clint said through the investigation, they now believe the men have firearms in their possession.
Police found the truck used to ram into a wall of the Exxon on fire behind the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall on Field Lark Lane soon after the report of the ATM theft. Police were able to match the vehicle identification number and discovered that the truck had been stolen from Crystal Springs Sept 19.
The Lincoln and Copiah counties’ sheriff’s departments are assisting in the investigation.
Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said the men are also suspects in an ATM theft at the General Store in the Loyd Star community in August.
“They took a vehicle and rammed the side of the wall, knocked a hole in the wall and pulled the ATM up from the floor and took it,” he said after the incident.
Deputies recovered the empty ATM and the truck they believe was used in the crime about a mile away from the store on a gravel road off Hwy. 550.
In the latest ATM theft, Rushing said his office has been working with Brookhaven Police Department and also Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to investigate whether the thefts in those jurisdictions are related. “They’re definitely suspects in ours,” he said.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Trigg and Jarvis is asked to call Brookhaven Police Department at 601-833-2424, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 601-833-5251 or CrimeStoppers at 601-823-0150. Tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.
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